Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a science-based regulator dedicated to protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.
We are a federal institution within the health portfolio that leads in mitigating risks to food safety by working with our partners in industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations.
Our services and information
A list of the most recent public advisories for high-risk food recalls.
CFIA's official Guidance Documents.
Information on what to declare when you bring any food, plants, animals and related products into Canada.
Information on obtaining permits, transportation directives, certifications, and protocols, etc.
Learn how Canada's world-class food safety system is being further enhanced by using innovative approaches, best practices and modern tools.
Definitions of specific labelling terms to help you better understand what they mean.
Find out more on how you can protect yourself and your family.
A tool that provides information on import requirements specific to your product(s).
A list of pests regulated by Canada including information on handling plant pests, surveillance data and plant protection policy directives.
A clear, plain language explanation of the CFIA's commitments.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
- Meat Inspection Act
- Plant Protection Act
- Safe Food for Canadians Act
- Regulatory initiatives
Importing or travelling with pets
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all pets, animals and animal products entering Canada.
Understanding food labels
The food label is one of the most important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers.
Report a food safety or labelling concern
Responsibility for food safety is shared between the federal government and provincial health units.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
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