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Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) offers you numerous RSS news feeds. Each news item includes the headline or title, a summary of the news article and a link to the full text document found on the Web site.

Instructions on adding a news feed to your News Reader or aggregator

Using your mouse right click on the XML orange graphic. In the Microsoft I.E. browser "copy shortcut" and in Netscape and Firefox browsers "Copy Link Location" from the pop-up menu that appears. Launch your news aggregator or news reader application and paste the news feed URL into an "add new feed" window. Detailed instructions on how to add news feeds are included in the news reader application that you choose. When news items are published by CFIA your news reader/aggregator will let you know through a small pop-up window or other alert device. If you close your news reader/aggregator, you will not be advised of updates until the next time you open it. Unlike e-mail subscriptions, you are not required to provide personal information or an e-mail address to benefit from receiving news from the CFIA.

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) or as some refer to it, Real Simple Syndication, is an XML-based format for content distribution in real time. CFIA RSS feeds will include the date, title, summary and a link to the full news article. If after reading a summary you want to view the full text, simply link to the full text document found on the CFIA Web site. More on RSS.

News aggregators / News readers

There are numerous RSS news aggregators / news readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet.

More on RSS

For more details on RSS, try this useful FAQ or the RSS specification. The specification focuses on the RSS 2.0 format that the Government of Canada is currently using.