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Electronic signatures now accepted on health certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have come to an agreement on electronically signed health certificates. Under the agreement, which went into effect June 1, the U.S. will accept electronically signed certificates (i.e. certificates that are requested and issued via My CFIA) for […] Read more

Warning about horses returning from U.S.

Warning about horses returning from U.S.

Be aware of import requirements due to recent U.S. outbreak of vesicular stomatitis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians are reminded to check import requirements before arriving at the border with their horses. Import requirements protect human and animal health and may change at any time in response to an animal disease outbreak in another country. Failure to meet import requirements could result in delays at the border, or denial of entry. New […] Read more


CFIA looking for feedback on food labels, labelling

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is seeking feedback on options to change food labels and the food labelling system. Specific options, such as revising the format of best before dates, expanding food class names (such as vegetable oil or flavour), and changing the required contact information for food dealers are proposed in an online survey […] Read more



Swine Influenza — Advice for Veterinarians and Swine Producers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been notified of cases of human swine influenza (swine flu) in the southern United States and Mexico. Information to date indicates that human-to-human transmission of the virus has occurred. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently co-ordinating the Canadian response to this situation, and the CFIA […] Read more

Avian influenza detected in Saskatchewan

Highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza has been detected in a commercial poultry operation in Saskatchewan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced today. This virus is not the same as the strain circulating in Asia, Africa and Europe, which has been associated with human illness. H7N3 is not normally associated with serious human illness. Avian […] Read more