This schematic summarizes the operation of the enhanced inspection list (EIL). The schematic consists of three components.
The first component is the addition of a product to the EIL. When CFIA has information on a product safety concern or where the MIL is not effective to deal with a product safety concern, the product will be added to the EIL. The following criteria are required as appropriate when product is added to the EIL; type of fish, country / harvesting areas, type of inspection. The processor could be included as part of the criteria.
The second component outlines the options importers have to provide proof of product compliance The options are: a product certificate from a competent authority recognized by CFIA, a verified SQA agreement or product inspected at an SCC accredited laboratory. If proof of product compliance is not provided, the CFIA inspects the product.
The third component is the process for the removal of product from the EIL. Product can be removed through semi-annual reviews, evidence of effective corrective actions and/or where there is a good history of product compliance.