Health Canada and France's Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) have renewed their food safety partnership.
The partnership will involve exchanges of data and information, scientific collaborations and taking joint action in areas like the chemical or microbiological safety of food, allergens and nutritional quality.
Information sharing on a range of health issues increases the authorities' ability to respond to emerging issues, said the agencies.
Through this agreement, the organizations will take similar approaches to assessment of food safety risks and strengthening their scientific cooperation.
The past few years have seen regular exchanges between the two agencies, including on the subject of bisphenol A (BPA) and the nutritional benefits and risks of intense sweeteners.