Canadian Food Inspection Agency

17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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...

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...