Ottawa – Canadian consumers will now know more about what their government is doing to keep the food, animal and plant supply safe.
The federal government has announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will now publish information about its compliance and enforcement activities.
The aim is to be more transparent and identify repeat offenders and companies that try and import unsafe food.
Starting on March 16, the CFIA began publishing information on its activities. The information includes:
• Food imports that have been refused entry into Canada;
• Federally registered food establishments whose licenses have been suspended, cancelled or reinstated; and
• Notices of violations with warning and penalties, including identifying repeat offenders of animal transport regulations.