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-safety questions answered
Dr. Joe Schwarcz PhD, Director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society answers these burning food-safety questions.
How do they happen and what causes them?
How do they work?
How do I know food is safe to buy?
How come not all ingredients need to be identified on food products?
How do I know food on grocery store shelves is safe to eat?