The essentials on food safety

Canada’s robust regulatory system is a driver of trust in the food system and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is the regulator dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants in Canada. We have gathered important consumer information from the detailed and extensive CFIA website and distilled it to the essentials on food safety. Below, you will find consumers’ most-asked questions and most frequent internet searches about food safety addressed in a series of infographics and short videos.

Consumer food-safety information

Food Recalls

4 Easy steps to stay on top of food recalls.

Food Fraud

Take a bite out of food fraud – be informed.

Food Fraud

How the CFIA tackles food fraud and enforces the rules.

Food Labelling

Read it before you eat it.

Food-safety questions answered

Dr. Joe Schwarcz PhD, Director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society answers these burning food-safety questions.

Foodborne Illnesses

How do they happen and what causes them?

Food Recalls

How do they work?

Food Recalls

How do I know food is safe to buy?


How come not all ingredients need to be identified on food products?

Food Allergies

How do I know food on grocery store shelves is safe to eat?