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Food safety

Canadians enjoy a safe and abundant food supply. To help ensure this, veterinary drugs and pesticides used in food-producing animals undergo rigorous pre-market assessments by Health Canada.

Food safety

Animal Health Industry

Food Safety

Farmers work with veterinarians to establish herd or flock health programs to ensure the proper use of these medicines and to ensure no medications are still in an animal’s system at the time of marketing. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) also inspects animals for good health and monitors meat, dairy and egg products for residues of veterinary drugs and pesticides to ensure safe food.