Information for consumers
How Canada's food safety system works
Anyone who sells food in Canada is responsible for making sure it is safe to eat. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) enforces federal food safety regulations for both domestic and imported food.
Even in a modern, effective food safety system such as Canada's, risks cannot be completely eliminated when unsafe food enters the marketplace. The CFIA works with the company to ensure that the public is informed and that the recall was effective at removing products from the market.
Consumers can help protect themselves and their families by following safe food handling practices at home and staying informed about food recalls and allergy alerts.
- Beef processing and inspection
- How we decide to recall a food product
- Food safety fact sheets and infographics
- Food safety in Canada
- Reports on food safety testing
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action
- Healthy Canadians: Antibiotic resistance
- Health Canada: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
- CFIA Science Fact Sheet: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Safe food handling
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