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About the CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) plans and priorities link directly to the Government of Canada's priorities for bolstering economic prosperity, strengthening security at the border and of the safety of the food supply, protecting the environment and contributing to the health of Canadians.

Our strategic outcome is a safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base.

Agency Overview

A summary of the mandate, activities and organization of the CFIA can be found in:

The foundation of the Agency's work on behalf of Canadians is based on key priorities and values that are outlined in:

The CFIA is led by a President who reports to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The President is supported by an executive team that allows us to meet our commitments to science and to deal with the continuum of food production from primary production to the retail level.

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The CFIA is accountable to Canadians and reports to Parliament through key documents such as: