Acts and Regulations

The Department of Justice is responsible for maintaining the Consolidated Statutes and Regulations for the Government of Canada.

Most Acts and Regulations are current as of August 25, 2013. To check for recent regulatory amendments, visit the recent amendments section.  A record of earlier amendments is maintained in the regulatory archive section.

The CFIA is reducing burden on business and improving service to stakeholders by streamlining regulations and cutting red tape. To learn more, visit Reducing Red Tape.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the following Acts:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Canada Agricultural Products Act

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (as it relates to food)

Feeds Act

Fertilizers Act

Fish Inspection Act

Food and Drugs Act (as it relates to food)

Health of Animals Act

Meat Inspection Act

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Plant Protection Act

Safe Food for Canadians Act

Seeds Act

Related Legislation

The following Acts are not directly administered or enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency but are related to CFIA activities and policies.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any reproduction derived from the legislative material on this site. The legislative material on this site has been prepared for convenience of reference only and does not yet have official sanction. For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:

The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries.