This manual provides a ready reference of the methods used by the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) of Health Canada:
to determine compliance of the food industry with standards and guidelines relative to microbiological and extraneous material in foods;
to assess the quality of foods in general with respect to their microbiological or extraneous material content;
in support of foodborne disease investigation;
a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.