Tag Archives: CFIA

Canada Expands Use of Fines for Food Safety Noncompliance

   Under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act and Regulations (AAAMPR), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) may issue an Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) as an enforcement measure to encourage compliance with Canada’s food safety laws and regulations.  The meat sector has been subject to AMPs since 2015. The AAAMPR was amended per … Continue Reading

CFIA Launches DNA-based Projects to Boost Fruit Plant Trade

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) oversees food safety, animal health and plant health regulatory programs in Canada. The CFIA works with federal, provincial and territorial science organizations, industry, universities and other partners across Canada to support and develop science that contributes to evidence-based decisions that aim to protect Canada’s food, animal and plant resources. With specific regard … Continue Reading

Canadian Study Identifies Off-Label Meat in 1 in 5 Sausages

Funded by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), University of Guelph researchers have conducted the first-ever Canadian study examining sausage mislabeling. The study examined 100 sausages that were labeled as containing just one ingredient — beef, pork, chicken or turkey. Published on July 31, 2017 in Food Control, the study found cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in … Continue Reading

CFIA Launches New Online Consultation to Streamline Regs Between Canada and U.S.

The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) is a joint initiative between Canada and the United States that facilitates regulatory cooperation between the two countries and aims to enhance economic competitiveness. The RCC was created in 2011 to facilitate closer cooperation between Canada and the United States to develop smarter approaches to regulations and to make both economies stronger and more competitive, while … Continue Reading

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