Guidance Document Repository

The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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A note on Food Guidance

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. This information is now available in the Guidance Finder: Food.

Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.

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Document Name Activities Date modified Type
List of Responsible Administrators Traceability 2017-09-22 HTML
Approved Animal Indicators Traceability 2019-05-10 HTML
Requirements for Livestock Producers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program Traceability 2018-11-20 HTML
Requirements for intermediate sites (auction marts, fairs and assembly yard, etc.): Livestock Identification and Traceability Program Traceability 2018-11-20 HTML
Requirements for Operators of Abattoirs, Rendering Plants and Dead Stock Collection Centres and Post-Mortem Laboratories: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program Traceability 2018-11-20 HTML
Requirements for livestock carriers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program Traceability 2018-11-20 HTML
Requirements for exporters and importers of live animals: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program Traceability 2018-11-20 HTML
Premises Identification Traceability 2017-07-21 HTML
Ordering approved or pre-approved animal indicators Traceability 2019-03-29 HTML
Providing feedback on approved indicators for livestock Traceability 2017-05-18 HTML
Herd mark identification for groups of pigs Traceability 2017-07-10 HTML
Identification requirements of imported and exported bison, cattle, sheep and pigs Traceability 2018-07-10 HTML
Reporting traceability information Traceability 2017-05-18 HTML
Preparing for an on-site inspection for livestock traceability Traceability 2017-07-10 HTML
Revoked Animal Indicators Traceability 2017-11-22 HTML
Federal Requirements for Information to Accompany Animals Traceability 2017-09-22 HTML
Readers of electronic ear tags Traceability 2017-08-11 HTML
Livestock identification and traceability program (TRACE) – Regulatory update Traceability 2019-05-27 HTML
Livestock identification and traceability program (TRACE) – Regulatory update 2 Traceability 2019-05-27 HTML
Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) – Regulatory update 3 Traceability 2019-05-27 HTML
Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) – Regulatory update 4 Traceability 2019-05-27 HTML
Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) – Regulatory update 5 Traceability 2019-06-11 HTML
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