Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Baby Formula Bottles Found Opened, Sealed With Tape

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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...

CFIA Issues Herbal Tea Recall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A brand of herbal tea is being recalled and consumers are being advised not to drink it because of the possibility of salmonella poisoning.Th...

Big Changes To B.C. Meat Inspections

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VERNON, B.C. - B.C. is taking over inspection services from the federal government at about 60 slaughterhouses that process meat for the retail market...

Canada's Food Safety Rules Not Much Use If Not Followed: Experts

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada

Veteran cattleman George Graham has a common-sense solution for how to prevent a repeat of an E. coli outbreak and extensive product recall in the fal...

Tainted Burgers At Loblaws?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Four cases of E. coli infection have prompted a recall of frozen hamburgers across the country.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaw...

Shipment To U.S. Can Resume For Troubled Beef Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - An Alberta meat plant involved in a massive recall of tainted beef over E. Coli concerns is once again being allowed to ship products to the ...

Better Inspector Training Needed, Says Former XL Manager

CBC | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

A former XL Foods Inc. manager is raising questions about Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors following the largest beef recall in Canadian his...

Uh-Oh: U.S. To Audit Canada's Food Agency

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The federal agency responsible for protecting Canadians from food safety hazards will itself soon be under the microscope.The Canadian Food...

XL Foods Allowed To Partially Re-Open

CP | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta plant at the centre of an E. coli scare and massive beef recall is being allowed to resume limited operations under tougher food testing r...

XL Foods Plant Conditions Still Not Safe, Union Claims

CBC | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Alberta

The union representing workers at XL Foods Inc. is calling for a public inquiry into the massive beef recall at the company's meat-packing plant in Br...

Federal Inspectors Begin 'Detailed Assessment'

CBC | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

XL Foods, the plant at the centre of a massive E. coli-related beef recall, says it has addressed all the safety issues and concerns raised by the Can...

CFIA To Conduct Detailed Assessment Of Alberta Beef Plant

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be conducting a detailed assessment on Tuesday of the Alberta processing plant at the heart of a mas...

B.C. Gets Ready To Take Over Meat Inspections

CBC | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

As the list of B.C. supermarkets and products affected by the XL Foods beef recall continues to grow, the provincial government is getting ready to ta...

Political Fallout Builds As Beef Recall Grows, AGAIN

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The list of beef products being recalled from Alberta's XL Foods due to possible E. coli contamination grew again early today.The Canadian Fo...

Another Helping Of Recalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency made dozens of additions on Sunday to its list of possibly contaminated beef products which came from an ...

Rachel Mendleson

Is Canada's Food Inspection System Reaching A Breaking Point?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Business

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Anthrax Cuts Down Canadian Bison

CBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada

Anthrax is believed to have killed 128 bison northwest of Fort Providence, N.W.T. The carcasses were found close to Mills Lake during a ro...

Another Salmon Virus Outbreak?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Business

ST. ALBAN'S, N.L. - A quarantine is in effect at an aquaculture facility on Newfoundland's south coast while the Canadian Food Inspection Agency inves...

Virus Confirmed At B.C. Salmon Farm

CBC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says secondary tests have confirmed that an infectious virus was present in fish at farm operated by ...