and Responsibilities for Food Safety in Ontario
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. Enhanced
public health surveillance systems are in place at all times to provide
immediate information on outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.
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 performs this role on behalf
of Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Fishers and
Oceans Canada. The CFIA is responsible for inspecting and regulating
federally registered establishments, which are generally those that
move products across provincial or national boundaries.