Role of government and industry in food safety

For the health of all Canadians

The Government of Canada is committed to food safety. Health Canada sets the regulations and standards for the safety and nutritional quality of food sold in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency verifies that food sold in Canada meets Health Canada's requirements. It does this through inspection and enforcement activities. The Public Health Agency of Canada conducts national laboratory-based surveillance, coordinates national outbreak response, provides expertise to public health officials and builds capacity for responding to foodborne illness outbreaks.

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