RMD-13-04: Consolidated Pest Risk Management Document for pest plants regulated by Canada
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This risk management document (RMD) summarizes the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) decision to regulate the listed weeds as pests for Canada.
Information pertaining to current import requirements for specific plants or plant products may be obtained from the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).
Additional points for consideration
- Prior to use as human food, new plants and/or derived products that fit the definition of a novel food require approval under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act from Health Canada.
- Prior to use as livestock feed, new plants and/or derived products must be assessed and approved by the Animal Feed Division, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) under the authority of the Feeds Act and Regulations. A positive list of approved ingredients can be found in Schedules IV and V of the Feeds Regulations, 1983.
- Release (e.g. cultivation) of new plants into the Canadian environment may require prior approval under the authority of the Seeds Act and the Seeds Regulations from the Field Crops and Inputs Division, CFIA.
- The importation and sale of seed in Canada must meet the requirements of the Seeds Act, Seeds Regulations and Weed Seeds Order.
- Imported commodities likely to contain the listed weeds in this document must meet the phytosanitary requirements for other regulated organisms, as stated in CFIA's Plant Protection Policies and Directives and in AIRS.
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