Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Costco Frozen Peas Recalled Over Possible Listeria

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada

It may look okay to eat, but can still cause serious illness.

Costco Offers Hepatitis A Vaccines Over Frozen Berry Recall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living

The Public Health Agency of Canada says 13 cases of Hepatitis A have been linked to the product

Frozen Berry Mix Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Hepatitis A

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2016 | Canada Living

The frozen berry mix is sold exclusively at Costco locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canadian Grocers Totally Confident About Selling GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business

And no, they won't label the products to let you know.

Chocolate Milk Recalled After Chemical Sanitizers Found

CBC | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business

Affects 1% chocolate milk in 200-, 473-milliletre and one-litre containers.

Contaminated Feed Caused February Mad Cow Case: Safety Watchdog

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

Humans who eat infected beef can develop variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Fewer Meat Inspectors Could Mean More Food-Borne Illnesses: Union

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG — The union representing Canada's meat inspectors says slaughter facilities in Manitoba are severely understaffed and public safety is at r...

Possible Salmonella Contamination Leads To Stuffed Chicken Recall

CP | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Two brands of uncooked stuffed chicken products are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection ...

CFIA Issues Baby Formula Warning

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Parents

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning parents to check baby formula packaging for signs of tampering or product substitution. “I...

Loblaws Hummus Recall Expanded To More Than A Dozen Products

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. has expanded its recall of Presidents Choice hummus over toxin concerns to cover more than a dozen varieties.Th...

17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.

Is Health Canada Doing Enough to Keep Our Food Healthy and Safe?

Rachel Parent | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

After my meeting with the Health Minister Rona Ambrose in November, 2014, I was under the impression that labelling genetically modified foods was up to the scientists at Health Canada. But when I asked two of Health Canada's senior officials about it, I was told that it's not a health and safety issue; therefore it is not within their mandate. Shouldn't the Ministry of Health and Health Canada be looking for conclusive proof that GMOs are safe? I think that is a better way to look out for the health of Canadians.

Government Failed To Notify Public Of Salmon Virus: Federation

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada

A conservation group is criticizing federal and provincial agencies for not publicizing a preliminary test showing the presence of a potentially deadl...

Non-Browning Apples, OK'd In Canada, Spark Debate On GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - As Canadian orchardist Neal Carter watched carrots go from a boring vegetable that people thoughtlessly tossed into soup to a popular on-the...

Food Watchdog Suspends Costco Canada's Fish Import Licence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Canada's food safety watchdog has suspended Costco Canada's fish import licence.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the retail giant i...

China Restricts Canadian Beef

CBC | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Business

China has joined Taiwan, Korea, Peru and Belarus in restricting imports of Canadian beef products because of concern over a case of bovine spongiform ...

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

The Canadian Press | CP | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow from Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no part of the animal'...

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow on an Alberta farm, but the federal agriculture minister says the discovery won't affect C...

Baby Formula Bottles Found Opened, Sealed With Tape

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Consumers are being warned to inspect containers of an infant formula product after reports that some bottles were found in Ontario with thei...

Vancouver Food Safety Worst In Canada?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Canada's food safety system is being pushed beyond its limits, warns the union representing federal food inspectors, which singles out Van...

Should Sick Animals Be Treated With Antibiotics?

Steven Burton | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Steven Burton

The U.S. FDA just convinced 25 drug companies to stop producing antibiotics for animals that are used in human medicine. Many believe Canada should follow suit. Clearly, it is humane to treat sick animals, but harm can come to humans if animal antibiotic use develops drug-resistant bugs that subsequently infect humans.

Canada's Marmite Ban Is Making Britain CRAZY

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

News of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's recent crackdown on certain British food products—including the all-sacred Marmite—has caused a huge...

Auditor General: Serious Shortcomings In Food Safety System

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If there was a common thread running through auditor general Michael Ferguson's latest report to Parliament, it was foot dragging by the fede...

Please Check Your Spinach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Four spinach products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella.The spinach, produced by Ippolito Fruit and Produce...

Cracking Down On E. Coli

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - Canada's food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses.Agriculture Minister Gerr...