Chemical Residues / Microbiology

Chemical Residues

The chemical residue surveillance program of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) consists of three well-defined components. The first is monitoring sampling, which probes the food supply for potential contamination and is managed under the National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The second is directed sampling which focuses on identified chemical contamination issues and the third is compliance sampling, which seeks removal of food in violation of standards from the marketplace.

Food Microbiology

The CFIA operates a national microbiological monitoring program. The monitoring program includes the random selection and testing of samples for a wide variety of domestic and imported products. Sample tests are done every year to monitor the level of microbiological contamination in the food supply.

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