Canadian Food Inspection Agency - News Releases / Information Bulletins


10/12/2015 07:07 PM
Government Further Strengthens Food Safety
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today new measures to enhance the rigour of the Canadian food safety system, while acknowledging the work of the expert advisory panel on the Independent Review of XL Foods Inc. Beef Recall 2012 report.

02/09/2014 12:09 AM
Agricultural Growth Act reaches Second Reading Key milestone for agriculture sector to stay competitive and meet global food demand
Canada's farming industry is one step closer to gaining a broad suite of new tools that will help them remain competitive in the global marketplace and grow their markets at home.

02/03/2014 10:53 AM
New Rules for Pig Industry Strengthen Canada's Livestock Sector
The Government of Canada is further strengthening Canada's livestock sector by enhancing its capacity to track animals from farm to slaughter through a mandatory national pig traceability system. The related amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations have been published in Canada Gazette, Part II.

01/29/2014 10:53 AM
U.S., Canada harmonizing names of meat cuts The changes only apply to wholesale cuts of meat
Canada and the United States have agreed to harmonize the terminology used for wholesale cuts of meat. This common understanding of terms will benefit industry through reducing costs of maintaining separate inventories, easing trade and reducing red tape and regulatory burden.

01/20/2014 10:53 AM
New National Standard for Icewine in Canada Changes will benefit Canadian producers by helping expand international markets
After extensive consultation, the Government of Canada is introducing regulatory amendments that will help Canadian icewine producers expand export markets and protect consumers from fraudulent products.