Guidance for the Application of Health Canada's Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods
Appendix A: Guide to the Application of HC's Listeria monocytogenes Policy for Agrifood and IMF Programs

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Category/Legal Authority Dairy Processed Egg RTE Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables IMF Processed Products
Listeria Food Category 1 & 2B 1 & 2B 1 by default or 2A (with validation) 1, 2A, 2B 2B
Legal Authority CAPA
DPR, Part I, s 2.2(1); Part II, s 27
CAPA
PER, Part I, s 4(3)(h)
CAPA
FFVR, Part I.1, s 3.1
CAPA
PPR, Part I, s 2.1
Legal Authority FDA, s 4.1 (1) & 7 FDA, s 4.1 (1) & 7 FDA, s 4.1 (1) & 7 FDA, s 4.1 (1) & 7 FDA, s 4.1 (1) & 7
Activities by Program
Activities Dairy Processed Egg RTE Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables IMF Processed Products
Proactive: Industry communication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proactive: Assessment of industry's controls Yes Post processed egg approved only As per IMFP Work Specification FS338, through routine inspection activity When conducting inspection activities No
Proactive: Environmental sampling Cheese plants only Yes No No No
Proactive: Product sampling Yes Yes Yes When conducting inspection activities Frozen fruits; frozen vegetables without cooking instructions; refrigerated pickles, olives, and sauerkraut
Reactive: Industry communications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reactive: Environmental sampling Activities will be determined on a case by case basis Activities will be determined on a case by case basis Activities will be determined on a case by case basis Activities will be determined on a case by case basis Activities will be determined on a case by case basis
Reactive: Product sampling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reactive: Assessment of industry's controls Yes Yes With IMFP collaboration,
on a case by case basis
On a case by case basis Yes
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