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The CFIA to resume non-critical inspection activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Home News The CFIA to resume non-critical inspection activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 23, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) activated its business continuity plan in order to prioritize critically important services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary suspension of low-risk activities allowed the CFIA to continue to safeguard the health and safety of its staff while refocusing efforts in areas of higher risk and towards activities that are critical to the safety of food, as well as animal and plant health.

The Agency is now in a position to gradually resume some inspection services that were temporarily suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFIA will continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and make adjustments to its service delivery plans as needed.

The Agency will adopt a risk-based approach to prioritize the resumption of its activities. The resumption of services will also vary by region, as CFIA staff will need to comply with the provincial and national public health guidance that is in effect where they work.

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Source: Government of Canada

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