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Accountability

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continuously strives to be transparent and accountable in how it does business.

This section provides you with useful information on CFIA activities.


Access to Information

Under the Access to Information Act, any corporation or person in Canada may submit an official request for Government of Canada records.

Audits, Reviews, and Evaluations

As part of the commitment to continuous improvement, the CFIA regularly reviews its policies, programs and services.

Enforcement and Compliance

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency uses a risk-based approach to verify that domestically produced and imported products meet Canadian standards and regulations. CFIA compliance and enforcement actions occur all along the supply chain and they involve numerous stakeholders and jurisdictions.

Food Safety Investigation Reports

The CFIA discloses the results of its investigation of the implicated food processing plants and the corrective actions taken, where serious illness or human deaths have occurred due to foodborne causes.

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act gives any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada the right to access personal information about them that is held by the federal government.The CFIA's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office manages personal information requests and Privacy Impact Assessments.

Reports to Parliament

The CFIA is accountable to Canadians and reports to Parliament through key documents.

Sound Agency Management

The CFIA management focuses on effective service delivery, responsible spending and well-managed administration.