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Avian influenza in Fraser Valley confirmed as H5N2 virus

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s testing at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases has confirmed the strain causing the avian influenza outbreak on two farms in the Fraser Valley as a highly-pathogenic H5N2 virus.


Avian influenza confirmed on two farms in Fraser Valley

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

Preliminary testing by the Province of British Columbia has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on two farms in the Fraser Valley; a turkey farm in Abbotsford and a broiler breeder farm in Chilliwack.


House of Commons passes Agricultural Growth Act

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

Key legislation aimed at modernizing Canada's agriculture industry and expanding markets has passed Third Reading in the House of Commons. This important stage signals the final phase of the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) as it progresses to the Senate.


Canada's food safety system ranked world's best

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

Canada's food safety system was ranked the best in the world, in a report released today by the Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph's Food Institute. Canada's food safety system tied for first place with Ireland in a comparison of 17 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.


CFIA releases National Microbiological Monitoring Program 2012-2013 Annual Report

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) annual testing of various food products, a report released today shows that more than 99 per cent of a wide variety of food samples tested were compliant with Canadian guidelines and standards for microbial hazards and extraneous materials.


Emerald ash borer confirmed in Notre-Dame-Laus, Quebec

| Canadian Food Inspection Agency | news releases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Laus, Quebec. This marks the first find outside of the current regulated area.


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