Food In Canada



  • Curbing Deceptive Marketing

    July 26, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 19… Consumers don’t like to be manipulated, but brands manipulate us all the time. Case in point, a can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale highlights “Made from Real Ginger”, but “ginger” is nowhere to be found in

  • News Regulation

    Processors in fresh fruit and vegetables have six months to comply with new SFCR regulations

    July 26, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    On Jan. 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force along with the Safe Food for Canadians Act. While some requirements were to be met immediately upon coming into force by some businesses in the fresh

  • CFIA documents that Canada is historically free from African swine fever

    July 25, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Today, the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for Canada, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, issued the following statement about an important step to communicate our preparedness for African swine fever (ASF): “Canada is free of ASF and has never had a reported case

  • Canadian government prevents adulterated honey from entering market

    July 10, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Surveillance and enforcement actions by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) prevented nearly 12,800 kg of adulterated honey, valued at close to $77,000, from entering the Canadian market in results of targeted testing by CFIA. Under Canadian law, honey is

  • Feature Food In Canada

    CFIA’s establishment-based risk assessment model

    June 1, 2019 by Ron Wasik

    I recently attended a B.C. Food Protection Association event on the subject of assessing food safety risks across the entire food supply chain. One of the speakers was Manon Racicot from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) who spoke about a

  • Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products and frozen chicken

    May 29, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    The Salmonella outbreak has been linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products, and a new food recall warning has been made with relation to illnesses reported in the outbreak investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial

  • News Regulation

    New CFIA president announced

    February 27, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Siddika Mithani has been appointed the president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, effective February 27, 2019.  The CFIA presidency has been vacant for two months since the departure of Paul Glover, who

  • CFIA president to be replaced

    December 11, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Paul Glover, president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), will be moving to a new post as of January 7, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the senior ranks of Canada’s public service December 7.  Glover will

  • CFIA adds additional webinars on Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

    December 11, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Due to high demand, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is offering additional webinars on the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) for food businesses and industry associations. The 90-minute webinars will provide an overview of the key elements of

  • CFIA notice to industry: Advice on romaine lettuce

    November 28, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Further to its Statement issued on November 26, 2018, and as part of the ongoing investigation into the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising distributors, importers, restaurants, retailers, and institutions not to

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