The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) routinely issues food recalls and allergy alerts to the public. Please visit the CFIA website.
Our role in recalls and alerts
Our role is primarily to support CFIA recalls, upon request. This is typically for larger recalls that may be too taxing on CFIA resources.
British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Interior Health Authority have delegated authority under the Food Safety Act, and may independently issue a Public Notice or Recall for provincially licenced facilities (e.g. dairy plants, meat processor).
Find a current list of recalls and alerts at the CFIA website.
When a public recall, or an advisory or alert is issued, it means surveillance tools are working. Recalls and safety alerts are sent out when the CFIA have important information to share—meaning you can feel more secure when choosing and using products.
The CFIA classifies recalls based on the level of health risk associated with the food product being recalled (Canada.gc; 2014).
Food recall warnings (allergens)
It is the operator’s responsibility to provide accurate information to the client when asked about ingredients in menu items or food products for sale. Info on duty of care for operators is available.
Food recall warnings for allergens can be found on the CFIA website.
CFIA contact information
For general inquiries please visit their website
Telephone: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)