The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada work closely with health authorities to protect Canadians from food-related outbreaks.
If you suspect that your health has been compromised because of food, contact your family physician or local health authority who will follow-up with the appropriate treatment. If they determine that food appears to be the likely cause of illness (rather than on-site preparation), they will contact the CFIA to initiate an investigation.
Health Canada is responsible for establishing standards for the safety and nutritional quality of foods sold in Canada. All health and safety standards under the Food and Drugs Act and its Regulations are enforced by the CFIA.
Nutrition labelling, nutrition claims and health claims: Canada's nutrition labelling regulations provide standardized nutrient content. This helps consumers make comparisons among foods when they are buying them.