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​Canadian Food Inspection Agency collects samples of olive oils and other expensive oils to verify accurate representation. The olive oil samples are tested for authenticity, adulteration, substitution or dilution with cheaper oils by assessing the sterol and fatty acid profile by gas chromatography. The sampled expensive oils are tested to determine if the fatty acid and sterol profiles, and other parameters, meet the standard for these oils by gas liquid chromatography.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Date Published: May 12, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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Keywords:  oils, composition, fraud, authenticity, misrepresentation
Federal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) collects samples of honey from across Canada to test for adulteration with foreign sugars. Testing is done using two techniques. Samples in the datasets below were tested by the CFIA for the addition of C4 sugars using Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis (SIRA), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Analyses were conducted by a contracted laboratory to detect these and other added foreign sugars, including C3 types.

Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 9, 2019
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Honey, Composition, fraud
Federal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) conducted surveillance of fish products to verify the accurate representation of their common name, and whether species substitution had occurred. Samples were tested using DNA-based fish species identification (ID) testing.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 23, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  fish, composition, fraud, authenticity, misrepresentation
Federal

Lead chromate is a lead-based chemical that has been used illegally to add or enhance colour to brightly coloured yellow spices such as turmeric. Lead occurs naturally in the environment and consumers are exposed to low levels of lead in food, drinking water, air, dust and soil. It is neurotoxic, can cause anaemia, hypertension, immunotoxicity and can be toxic to kidneys and reproductive organs. This survey was created to monitor lead chromate adulteration in spices available on the Canadian retail market.

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 20, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Food safety, chemistry, chemical residues, lead chromate, spices
Federal

Food adulteration is an increasing problem within the food industry. Food adulteration or misrepresentation is the intentional and deliberate substitution, dilution, counterfeiting or misrepresentation of food, ingredients or packaging, or labels containing false or misleading statements about the product itself for economic gain. This means that the consumer could be paying more for a product that isn't what it claims to be. This could pose a health risk to consumers if unidentified allergens or hazardous materials are added to food products.

Last Updated: Jun. 21, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 21, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  food safety, chemistry, chemical residues, spices, food colours, food adulteration
Federal

2 surveys were completed to assess the presence of undeclared allergens and gluten in herb and spice products. The initial survey took place from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, in which the main objective was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in ground herbs and spices consisting of only 1 ingredient. 598 samples were tested, and 34% (203) of the samples were found to contain at least 1 undeclared allergen, including the milk protein beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), egg, hazelnut, peanut, sesame, soy, and gluten. These positive results mostly indicated the presence of gluten in imported products.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Herb, Spice
Federal

Compilation of data collected during evaluation of challenge check and reference controls produced by CFIA and used in the CFIA Potato Approval Program.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 7, 2018
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Reference Controls; Proficiency Samples
Federal

Aquatic Animal diseases are of significant importance to aquatic animal health and to the Canadian economy. Anyone who owns or works with aquatic animals and knows of or suspects a reportable disease is required by law to notify the CFIA. If a reportable disease were to be detected, the CFIA would begin an investigation. The CFIA updates Canada's health status in real time, at the national and provincial levels, as mandatory notifications of aquatic animal diseases are confirmed.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 4, 2019
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  reportable disease, aquatic animal, disease, animal diseases, animal health, animal inspection, fish
Federal

To protect human and animal health, the CFIA conducts inspections and has monitoring and testing programs in place to prevent and control the spread of diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors. The CFIA carries out programs related to animal health and production to guard against the entry of foreign animal diseases and to prevent the spread of certain domestic animal diseases. Animal owners, veterinarians and laboratories are required to immediately report the presence of an animal that is contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with one of these diseases to a CFIA district veterinarian. The CFIA will continue to immediately announce any detection of reportable diseases which pose significant health or economic risks.

Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 4, 2019
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  animals, animal health, Health of Animals Regulations, reportable disease, disease, cervid herds, livestock, inspection, veterinary medicine
Federal

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) share responsibility for enforcing acts and regulations that govern the import, export and in-transit movement of food, agricultural inputs and agricultural products. The CFIA has the authority to refuse the entry of import shipments to Canada that are not compliant with Canadian requirements. This refusal is done prior to or on arrival at the Canadian border.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 1, 2013
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  SHIPMENTS, REFUSE, ENTRY
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