Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

CFIA’s mighty enforcement powers

A past president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) provides an overview of the agency’s remarkable powers. 

From Ronald Doerring, on “Food Law”:

“A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspector stopped at a farm and talked with the old farmer: “I’m here to inspect your farm.” The old farmer replied, “You better not go in that field.”

The CFIA inspector replied in a solemn tone, “You don’t seem to understand. I have the authority of the federal government with me.

See this CFIA card? I am allowed to go wherever I wish anywhere in Canada if I’m conducting an investigation.” Continue reading


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