Earlier this year, the government announced that the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would join Health Canada in reporting
to the Minister of Health. This represents a fundamental shift in
the CFIA's reporting structure, as since its inception, the
CFIA has reported to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The
government indicated that the intent of the reorganization
was to strengthen Canada's food safety system by consolidating
the authorities responsible for food safety under one Minister.
It is likely not a coincidence that this reorganization comes at
a time when the CFIA and Health Canada have been tasked with
collaborating on an ambitious food regulatory modernization
initiative, spearheaded by the government's Safe Food for
Canadians Action Plan. It is hoped that the reorganization
will foster easier collaboration and timely communication between
CFIA and Health Canada, with the aim of improving the
government's ability to communicate with Canadians about food
The CFIA will continue to report to the Minister of Agriculture
and Agri-Food with respect to non-food safety agricultural
activities, including economic and trade issues, animal health and
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