Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2017-18

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.

2018 – January to March
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2018-01-03 bouillon cubes United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-01-03 pork cracklings United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-01-03 stock pots United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-01-05 pork cured - processed France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-01-05 pork sausages France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-01-11 soup noodles United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-01-16 smoked shredded beef brisket rubbed with seasoning United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-01-16 fully cooked smoked pulled pork United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-01-18 Fuji apples Turkey prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-02-08 corned beef Bahamas prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-02-18 sausages France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-02-18 ham France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-02-18 pate France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-02-21 sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-02-22 bone-in beef short loin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-03-08 beef snack jerky sticks China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-03-08 salami Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-03-24 grapes Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-03-26 frozen pork belly single ribbed Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-03-31 creamy chicken and dumplings United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017 – October to December
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2017-10-06 carved breakfast ham United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-10 seasoned sausage Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-11 hazelnut kernels United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-10-11 rotisserie chicken United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-16 powdered milk Saudi Arabia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-10-18 cooked shredded pork United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-18 hot Italian sausages United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-18 maple-flavoured breakfast sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-18 fully cooked and browned pork United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-18 fully cooked pork sausages United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-18 skinless fully cooked and browned pork sausage links United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-20 sweet milk/cream France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-10-20 sweet chili chicken chunks Thailand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-20 shredded chicken with light mayo Thailand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-20 spicy Thai chili shredded chicken Thailand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-20 cracked pepper shredded chicken Thailand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-24 fresh boneless pork sirloin roast United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 butter United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef rib United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen beef large intestine United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen beef tongue United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef chuck United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef outside skirt United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef plate United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef ribeye tail United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef rib finger United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen boneless beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen pork belly United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen pork butt United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-30 frozen pork jowl United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-10-31 bagel topper United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-01 fresh boneless pork ham muscles United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-01 fresh boneless pork ham muscles and knuckle United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-07 boneless pork butt United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-07 boneless pork  butt United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-16 guarana powder Brazil prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 goat milk powder Netherlands prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 camu camu powder Peru prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 red maca powder Peru prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 soup Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 coconut water powder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 trail mix United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 assorted energy squares United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 pomegranate powder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 walnut date rolls United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-16 raspberry powder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-11-24 chestnuts Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-11-29 fresh razor clams Pakistan prohibited entry: non - compliance with the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-29 fresh marine snail Pakistan prohibited entry: non - compliance with the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-29 cooked beef topping for nachos United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-29 fully cooked heat-and-eat sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-29 oven roasted cooked chorizo United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-11-30 edible wheat items Nigeria prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-12-04 butter United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-12-07 truffles Bulgaria prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-12-11 beef jerky Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-12-11 pork meat with sauce Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-12-13 edible bird's nests Malaysia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus all beef hot dogs United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus beef salami United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus chorizo beef sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus hot Italian beef sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus spicy beef salami United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-14 Angus sweet Italian beef sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-20 salami Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-12-28 black peppercorn bacon jam United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-28 bacon jam United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-12-28 sweet chili bacon jam United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017 – July to September
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2017-09-30 Ya pear China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-09-21 fresh parsley United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-09-14 quinoa France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-09-12 dried organic beef stock United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-09-12 mini sirloin burgers with onions United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-09-08 milk powder India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 goat milk powder Netherlands prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 Baobab fruit powder South Africa prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 Matcha green tea powder mix Taiwan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 ice cream sandwiches United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 beet powder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 gummy peach candies (sugar-free) United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 organic chia energy squares United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-09-07 unsalted roasted squash seeds United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-08-27 bacon, gouda, and egg on ciabatta roll United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 chipotle chicken sandwich with fire-roasted peppers United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 double-smoked bacon, cheddar and egg on croissant bun United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 homestyle chicken with double-smoked bacon on apple brioche United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 reduced-fat turkey-style bacon, cheddar, and egg white breakfast sandwich United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 roasted ham Swiss breakfast sandwich United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 sausage, cheese and egg breakfast sandwich United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 spicy chorizo, Monterey jack and egg breakfast sandwich United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-27 turkey basil pesto sandwich United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-21 fresh bone-in hickory smoked spiral-slice ham United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-08-21 lactose-free milk Brazil prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-08-10 milk formula Netherlands prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-08-09 chicken broth Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-08-08 chicken fat flavouring United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-07-25 apples New Zealand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-07-19 ham slices Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-07-19 sausages Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-07-14 ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-07-11 prosciutto Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017 – April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2017-06-27 sliced Philly chicken United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-25 deluxe pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-25 pepperoni pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 pepperoni pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 Hawaiian pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 meat pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 deluxe pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 buffalo chicken pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 sausage and onion pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-21 cherries Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-06-16 cheddar bacon potato skins United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-14 pasta cream bacon United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-05-30 cured ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-04-21 all natural fully cooked bacon United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-04-17 fresh oysters China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
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