Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice
Part 6 - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

"Act" means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

"Regulations" means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the fees set out in the table to this Part shall be paid

(a) in the case of fees set out in any of items 2 to 7, and 9 of that table, on the issuance of the certificate or evidence of inspection, or on the completion of the grading, monitoring or assistance, as the case may be; and

(b) in the case of fees set out in items 1 or 8 of that table, at the time the request for an exemption, a licence or a renewal of a licence is submitted, as the case may be.

(2) If a person has a charge account with the Agency, the fees set out in that table, other than those set out in item 6, are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 2 to 7 of the table to this Part shall be paid before the service is provided if the applicant

(a) has previously failed to pay a fee set out in this Notice; or

(b) does not have a fixed place of residence in Canada.

Table

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Fees
Item Column 1
Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use
Column 2
Fee
Ministerial Exemptions
1.
For an exemption conferred under section 174 of the Regulations for the purpose of alleviating a food shortage $20 per load
Inspection, Grading and Monitoring
2.
For the inspection of produce under section 24 of the Act to certify imported apples, onions or potatoes under section 116, paragraph 117(1)(b) or paragraph 118(1)(b) of the Regulations, or any other imported produce at a place other than the point of shipping, other than destination inspection referred to in item 2.1 of this table $1.37 per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68
Destination Inspection
2.1
Where inspection at destination is requested by the applicant under section 123 of the Regulations
(a) for the inspection of domestic fresh produce or fresh produce entering Canada from a foreign jurisdiction that is damaged or defective $171 per hour, assessed at $42.75 per 15 minutes, subject to a 1 hour minimum charge
(b) for the witnessing of the destruction or disposal of fresh produce and the issuance of a written notice of the disposition $171 per hour, assessed at $42.75 per 15 minutes, subject to a 1 hour minimum charge
(c) for the cancellation of inspection services requested after an inspector has been dispatched $70
3. For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of onions or potatoes for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act 64¢ per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $30
4. For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of produce, other than onions and potatoes for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act:
(a) if the inspection is performed at the point of shipping 64¢ per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68
(b) if the inspection is performed at a place other than the point of shipping $1.37 per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68
5. The fee payable for an appeal inspection is the applicable fee set out in items 3 to 5 of this table, unless the results of the original inspection are not confirmed by the appeal inspection, in which case no fee is payable
6. For the grading of produce at a processing establishment $17 per quarter hour, the grading time being rounded off to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $68
7. For the monitoring of produce quality, packaging or labelling requested by a licence holder $68 per hour or 60¢ per 100 kilograms of monitored produce, whichever the applicant chooses
Licence
8.
For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or a renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act $250 per licence, valid for 2 years
Compliance Assistance
9.
For services provided by an inspector, upon request from a person, for the purpose of helping that person to meet the requirements of the Act or the Regulations $17 per quarter hour, the time being rounded to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $68
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