The CFIA Chronicle – Summer 2019

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Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, answers a question about how CFIA works and partners with veterinary organizations to protect animal health and welfare

Pass the Mic: Talking about Veterinarians

You ask, we answer. Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, answers a question about how CFIA works and partners with veterinary organizations to protect animal health and welfare.

Features

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Detecting marine biotoxins – CFIA and university students working to make a difference

Learn how a visit to a CFIA lab helped a group of students from the University of British Columbia with their project to develop a toxin detector that could help safeguard Canadian shellfish.

CFIA expert, Ron Neville, answers a question on how to spot the signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer

Pass the Mic: Talking about emerald ash borer signs and symptoms

You ask, we answer. CFIA expert, Ron Neville, answers a question on how to spot the signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer.

Mireille Marcotte and Nishandan Yogasingam

Become a superhero! Download CFIA's new trading cards

Captain Gina "Lean Queen of the Science Scene" Benedict of Team CFIA's Dartmouth Laboratory knows that "knowledge is power."

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Canadians get more variety in the beer and vodka aisles

Canada's beer and vodka compositional standards have been revised – allowing for industry to be more innovative and create new products that meet the needs of consumers.

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Are you a food importer? New requirements may apply to you

If you import food into Canada, you need to be aware of new food safety requirements including licensing under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer

Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer talks about the threat of African swine fever

Listen to Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer, discuss how Canada is working with the United States and industry to strengthen our borders and enhance on-farm biosecurity to protect the Americas from the threat of African swine fever (ASF).

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Consultation and engagement opportunities

Consultation is a key activity of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It supports open and transparent government. We encourage you to have a look at the complete list of consultation and engagement opportunities, become informed and have your say.

Questions or suggestions

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Previous editions

Logs and an emerald ash borer pest

Buy local, burn local – Pests in your firewood can destroy our forests

As you head out camping or pack up the car and trailer for your trip to the cottage, think twice before loading up your firewood. Moving untreated firewood, even just a few kilometers to or from a campground or cottage, is a common way for invasive insects and diseases to spread.

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We heard you – A CFIA Chronicle refresh coming soon!

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is revamping and renaming the CFIA Chronicle to Chronicle 360 – a new online news hub featuring stories that cover CFIA from every angle.

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