Food Safety, Inspections and Quality Control

Health Canada establishes policies and standards governing the safety and nutritional quality of all food sold in Canada, and carries out foodborne disease surveillance for early detection and warning.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) administers and enforces all federal legislation related to food inspection, agricultural inputs and animal and plant health. The CFIA is also responsible for inspecting and regulating federally registered establishments, which are generally those that move products across provincial or national boundaries.

The Advantage Series of Food Safety Programs™ can help you implement a solid plan for food safety. The programs follow best practices and HACCP principles. HACCP is an internationally recognized system to enhance food safety throughout the food chain. It is being used by more and more companies around the world.

Quality Control

Quality control certification may be required to market your product through chain stores or food distributors. The following information may prove useful:


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 17 July 2008
Last Reviewed: 02 August 2016