Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2018-19

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.

2019 – January to March
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2019-03-29 beef United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-03-21 hazelnuts Turkey prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-03-18 pear France prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-03-15 dried whey Iran (Islamic Republic of) prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-03-08 beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-03-08 chicken United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-03-07 chicken broth powder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-03-07 ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-02-28 butter Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-02-24 vegetables India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-02-22 beef jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-02-22 beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-02-08 apples United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-02-06 beef Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-17 grapes red Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-01-13 chili United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-10 milk powder India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-01-07 pork shoulder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-07 boneless beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-07 boneless beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-07 pork sausages Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-05 pork shoulder United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2019-01-03 chicken stock cubes United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018 – October to December
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2018-12-31 luncheon meat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-27 salami Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-24 chili pepper Brazil prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-12-24 chicken Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-12-20 boneless ham lean United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-19 chili sausage Germany prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-19 chicken wings Germany prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-12-18 pork hearts United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-14 milk powder United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-12-13 coffee milk Slovakia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-12-12 cherries Argentina prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-12-11 sausages Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-07 chestnuts Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-12-04 ham Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-03 beef jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-12-02 beef United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-11-30 blueberries, organic Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-11-30 butter ghee United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-11-28 duck fat oil United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-11-27 dumplings United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-11-21 wontons United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-11-14 pork sausage Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-11-13 curry beef Japan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-11-13 strawberry flavoured milk drink Korea, Republic of prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-11-03 boneless pork tenderloin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-11-01 beef Japan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-11-01 cured meats Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-30 chicken fat oil United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-29 baby milk powder Philippines prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-10-26 hazelnut United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-10-25 hazelnut United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-10-23 pork Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-23 jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-22 sausages ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-19 meatballs Afghanistan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-10-19 boneless skinless chicken breast trimmings with rib meat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-10-04 boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018 – July to September
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2018-09-30 boneless skinless chicken breast meat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-09-28 pork sausage Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-09-17 chicken broth United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-31 beef tallow United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-30 turkey sausage muffin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-30 boneless/ skinless chicken breast with rib meat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-16 milk powder Philippines prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-08-16 duck breast United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-16 duck legs United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-09 gooseberry India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act & Regs
2018-08-08 beef taco Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-08-08 cheese and vegetables taco Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-08-08 chicken taco Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-08-04 boneless pork sirloin roast United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-08-02 plums United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act & Regs
2018-08-01 bowl corn based Taiwan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs and Plant Protection Act & Regs
2018-07-30 pork sausage Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-07-27 beef loin striploin bone-in United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-07-17 pork rind Taiwan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018-07-16 pork head trim United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act & Regs
2018-07-04 milk powder Malaysia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Act & Regs
2018 – April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2018-05-21 boneless beef tenderloin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-02 bone-in pork back ribs United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-08 beef crumble with soy United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-20 hot sweet beef jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-12 asparagus United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-05-11 organic fowl United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-16 pork rinds Netherlands prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-05-17 sloe berries Bulgaria prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-06-20 beef, pork United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-04-25 powdered milk United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2018-05-21 beef loin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-22 boneless beef tenderloin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-02 bone in pork loin sirloin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-23 pasta sauce with Italian sausage United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-30 pork boneless loin United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-20 original beef stick United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-04-25 sausage and kale soup United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-26 pork back ribs United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-22 breaded chicken breast cutlets United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-07 pears New Zealand prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2018-06-20 beef jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-06-20 beef teriyaki jerky United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2018-05-11 organic fowl United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
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