Highlights / CFIA


Canadian Food Inspection Agency receives over 750 reports of unwanted seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received more than 750 reports across all Canadian provinces of people receiving unsolicited packages containing unknown seeds. According to a statement on Thursday, CFIA has found that the packages are postmarked as being »


Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Environment & Animal Life

Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigating reports of unsolicited seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement on Tuesday that said they are investigating reports of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds.  The CFIA warned individuals not to plant any seeds from unknown sources.  “Unauthorized seeds could be »


The U.S. complains about Canadian food inspection

The U.S. Agriculture Department has signaled significant food safety and sanitation concerns after auditing some of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. The U.S. is Canada largest trading partner. In 2013, Canada exported »

Health, Politics, Society

E. coli-tainted ground beef recalled days after meat tested positive, after ‘use-by’ date

The Canadian federal system designed to keep food safe to eat failed in December to prevent ground beef contaminated with E. coli from being offered for sale to consumers, according to a report by CBC News journalist James Cudmore. The »