Audits and assessments of foreign food control systems

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) periodically conducts audits and assessments of the food control systems of Canada's trading partners as:

  • A pre-requisite to trade where Canada has established specific import requirements (that is, meat and molluscan shellfish)
  • A part of system recognition negotiation where Canada wants to recognize national food control systems or specific commodity controls that provides comparable outcomes and meets Canadian requirements
  • A part of developing and maintaining relations to enhance food safety, where trade between Canada and an exporting country is ongoing

As new audits and assessments are performed and new agreements are finalized, the corresponding final reports will be posted.

Available final reports

Meat sector audits and assessments


European Union (EU)

People's Republic of China

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

South Korea

United States of America


Non-meat sector audits and assessments


Costa Rica




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