The Harper Government announced today that the Maple Products Regulations have been amended. These regulatory changes will help Canadian maple producers market and sell maple syrup in North America and around the world.
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.
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.
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 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.
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) annual testing of various food products, a study released today found that more than 97 per cent of a wide variety of food samples tested met existing Health Canada standards for various chemicals.
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.
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.