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Food Safety Peer Group: Understanding the CFIA

Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre

Understanding CFIA

And the NEW Labelling Requirements and Regulations

Food Safety Peer Group Meeting


Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 10am-12pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre 

4331 Dominion St, Burnaby

This session hosted by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Janet Chau: Acting Senior Compliance Officer

Joan Soriano: Senior Compliance Officer and Acting Food Safety Supervisor

Eliza Yue: Regional Recall Coordinator and Inspection Specialist

Terri Lee: Fair Labelling Practices and Food Safety Inspector

Whether it’s dealing with minor complaints or managing a major recall, making sure you have a great working relationship with the CFIA is paves the way for operational excellence. CFIA staff will be on hand to teach you how to build a great working relationship with your inspector, preparing for an inspection, (hint- staying inspection ready saves time and money), recall procedures that you need to have in place and much more.

As well, the session will cover the new Label Requirements and Regulations.

At this session you will learn how to:

  • Improve your understanding of CFIA’s roles and regulations
  • Expand your knowledge on services provided by CFIA
  • Increase your awareness of the tools and information available online
  • Enhance your understanding of the inspection and investigation processes


  • Roles and responsibilities of CIFA and industry
  • Certifications from CFIA for exporters
  • CFIA’s actions on complaints
  • Types of inspection and investigation
  • Preparation for inspection
  • Recall procedures
  • Label requirements for imported and domestic products
  • Regulations on imported products
Please describe any dietary restrictions, accessibility requirements, etc.
Food Safety Peer Group Workshop