Protecting Food Security During COVID-19

Biosecurity measures on the farm will keep food safe for consumers. The spread of COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our way of life. Bars and restaurants are closed. There are no live sports, movies, concerts or other forms of entertainment. Attractions are shut down to discourage large gatherings of people. It is also having a significant impact on …

Safely and Effectively Keeping Farms Clean and Green

The right cleaning products work without harming animals, equipment or the environment. With heightened awareness about cleanliness in midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario farmers have been as vigilant as every other resident and business in keeping their operations clean. But when it comes to farms, there are different — and more widespread — risks. This is, after all, our …

Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments on Prevention and Response to Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Plant Employees

Effective Date This guidance takes effect on March 31, 2020. Introduction The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy. The CFIA will continue to deliver critical services that serve to preserve the integrity of Canada’s food safety system while safeguarding its animal and …

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): CFIA information for industry

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working diligently to address the challenges and concerns raised by industry and consumers regarding COVID-19. The CFIA will continue to deliver critical services that serve to preserve the integrity of Canada’s food safety system while safeguarding its animal and plant resource base. Appropriate oversight of domestic production and imported food products are essential …

Biosecurity to avoid COVID-19 spread

Farmers can use their existing biosecurity expertise and protocol to help protect staff from COVID-19 As Canadians do their part to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, sterilization and social distancing are crucial in homes and essential workplaces that remain open. Livestock producers are no strangers to disease prevention, and can leverage that expertise to keep their barns …

Think You’re Disinfecting? Think Again.

Tips to make sure you are doing your part to stem the spread of COVID-19. While Canada is joining with most of the world in trying to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a lot of the responsibility is falling on citizens to be diligent, wash their hands and clean and disinfect surfaces around their homes and workplaces. However, …