Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2011-12

The CFIA refuses entry to shipments that are not compliant with Canada’s requirements. This is done before the product reaches the Canadian border.

In the following tables, “prohibited” means that the shipment was refused entry due to non-compliance with regulatory requirements. “other” refers to information on the required documentation that is either missing or inaccurate.

In addition to the food related acts and regulations administered by the CFIA, shipments can be refused entry under the Health of Animals Act and Regulations and the Plant Protection Act and Regulations.

The Health of Animals Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the introduction of animal diseases into Canada, to control and eliminate diseases that either affect human health or could have a significant impact on the Canadian livestock industry.

The Plant Protection Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the importation, exportation and spread of pests injurious to plants. Plants and plant products, including certain fresh fruits and vegetables, are subject to plant protection import requirements.

2012 - January to March

Food Shipments Refused Entry
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2012-03-26 various lamb meats United States Other
2012-03-19 juniper berries Albania prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2012-03-09 various entrees United States Other
2012-03-06 pears - not certified organic Argentina prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2012-02-22 truffles France prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2012-02-22 mushroom truffles France prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2012-02-08 various meats France Other
2012-01-19 pork sausage patties United States Other
2012-01-18 canned haggis meat preparations United Kingdom prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2012-01-10 canned haggis United Kingdom Other
2012-01-03 chicken breast cooked, sliced United States Other

2011 - October to December

Food Shipments Refused Entry
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2011-12-22 caperberries Turkey prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2011-12-20 sausage and cheese gift basket Germany prohibited entry: non-compliance with the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations, and with the Food and Drug Act and Regulations
2011-12-08 receta (dry meat) Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2011-12-06 potatoes United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2011-12-04 parsley Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2011-12-03 blueberries Uruguay other
2011-12-02 honey United States other
2011-12-02 olive tapenade United States other
2011-12-01 primavera pasta with beef Azerbaijan prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-11-30 beef jerky Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2011-11-10 jam Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-11-07 ground beef patties United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2011-10-12 potatoes United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations

2011 - July to September

Food Shipments Refused Entry
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2011-09-15 pears Italy prohibited entry: non-compliance with Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Regulations
2011-09-14 dried apricot Kuwait prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-09-09 small root China prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-09-08 clams, whole shell Viet Nam prohibited entry: non-compliance with Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2011-08-22 blackberries, fresh Guatemala prohibited entry: non-compliance with Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Regulations
2011-07-25 chicken sausages with cheese Puerto Rico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-07-24 fresh chicken breast United States other

2011 - April to June

Food Shipments Refused Entry
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2011-06-28 various food and drink; flavours United States other
2011-06-20 berry preserves Russian Federation prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-06-15 corn Kenya prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-06-13 mixed condiments & mixed seasonings United States other
2011-06-08 powder milk Brazil prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-06-06 veal United States other
2011-06-02 wheat dehydrated Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-05-27 various beef United States other
2011-05-26 fried egg (table ready) United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-05-26 large over easy egg United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-05-14 shelled hazelnuts United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-05-09 grain quinoa Bolivia prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-05-06 pork sausages United States other
2011-04-28 various candies United States other
2011-04-21 lily root China prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-04-21 small root China prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-04-20 canned topshells Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2011-04-18 ham in vacuum packaging Spain prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-04-18 cured sausages Spain prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-04-14 wieners Iceland prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2011-04-14 truffles Ukraine prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act
2011-04-08 various meats United States other
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