The CSF is a member of the newly established COVID-19 Industry-Government Working Group and have a direct line with AAFC to deal with real-time production challenges. Please send us any and all of your feedback on problems your producers are currently facing, and we'll make sure they become a priority on the government work plan.Read More
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Prime Minister announces
Support for farmers and Agri-Food BusinessesRead More
Please continue to consult the AAFC website regularly for updates. In the information below is assistance that is available to employers of temporary foreign workers with regards to the mandatory 14-day isolation period, as well as initiatives underway to increase the amount of employess in the agriculture and agri-food sector.Read More
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recognizes that COVID-19 prevention and response activities maintained by operators at their locations are critical elements for employee health and safety.
In order to protect the health and safety of its employees, the CFIA expects that each operator abide by the advice and guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as by local public health authorities in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Operators Footnote1 must be prepared to respond to queries from the CFIA. The absence of appropriate measures by the operator to protect CFIA employees may impact the delivery of CFIA inspection services.
Communication and a collaborative approach are key to addressing COVID-19 public health risks.
Preventive plans can be used as a communication tool between the operator and the CFIA. As such, plans should include measures taken by operators that are:
The information contained on the CSF facebook page is being updated regularly to keep producers informed about what is available to support the industry.
This document was developed by a working group consisting of Canadian public health and animal health experts, with representation from federal and provincial/territorial governments, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and academia. It takes into consideration past and current research on coronaviruses and COVID-19, as well as expert opinion. The findings and conclusions represent the consensual, but not necessarily unanimous, opinions of the working group participants, and do not necessarily represent the views of the participants' respective organizations. This information is preliminary and will be updated as further information becomes available.Document
Information is continually being updated as the Covid-19 pandemic continues and new information becomes available.