Canadian Food Insp Agency
960 Carling Ave.
Central Experimental Farm Bldg #22
Phone: +1 613-759-1269
Fax: +1 613-759-1260
General E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.inspection.gc.ca
Organization's Purpose or Mission:
Our vision is to excel as a science-based regulator, trusted and respected by Canadians and the International community. We are dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.
Services or Products Description:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency uses a risk-based approach to verify that domestically produced and imported products meet Canadian standards and regulations. CFIA compliance and enforcement actions occur all along the supply chain and they involve numerous stakeholders and jurisdictions. Laboratory testing takes place from coast-to coast in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories.
Corporate History and Milestones:
The creation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in 1997, clearly reinforced the division of federal powers between the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Minister of Health. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, through the CFIA, is responsible for animal and plant health standards and related inspection activities. With regard to food, the CFIA conducts all federal food inspection activities while Health Canada establishes policies and standards relating to the safety and nutritional quality of food sold in Canada. In addition, Health Canada assesses the effectiveness of the CFIA's activities related to food safety.
CFIA's participation in AOCS includes:
- Fats and oils food authenticity testing
- Animal feeds and feed ingredients analysis through microscopy
- Nutrition labelling in foods testing