A past president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) provides an overview of the agency’s remarkable powers.
“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.”
So, the old farmer shrugged and went about his farm chores. Later, the farmer heard loud screams and saw the CFIA inspector running for the fence, and close behind was the farmer’s prize bull.
The bull was mad and gaining at every step. The old farmer called out, “Show him your card!”….”