Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which was officially created in April 1997, safeguards Canada's food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends.
Vision: To excel as a science-based regulator, trusted and respected by Canadians and the international community.
Mission: Dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.
The CFIA delivers inspection programs related to food, plants and animals in 18 regions across Canada. Its role is to enforce the food safety and nutritional quality standards established by Health Canada and, for animal health and plant protection, to set standards and carry out enforcement and inspection.
Its work involves everything from the inspection of federally-registered meat processing facilities to the enforcement of practices related to fraudulent labelling. CFIA also verify the humane transportation of animals, conduct food investigations and recalls, perform laboratory testing and environmental assessments of seeds, plants, feeds and fertilizers. In a nutshell, CFIA is Canada's federal food safety, animal health and plant protection enforcement agency.