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Food shipments refused entry into Canada: 2019-20

The CFIA refuses entry to shipments that are not compliant with Canada's requirements. This is done before the product reaches the Canadian border.

In the following tables, "prohibited" means that the shipment was refused entry due to non-compliance with regulatory requirements. "other" refers to information on the required documentation that is either missing or inaccurate.

In addition to the food related acts and regulations administered by the CFIA, shipments can be refused entry under the Health of Animals Act and Regulations and the Plant Protection Act and Regulations.

The Health of Animals Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the introduction of animal diseases into Canada, to control and eliminate diseases that either affect human health or could have a significant impact on the Canadian livestock industry.

The Plant Protection Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the importation, exportation and spread of pests injurious to plants. Plants and plant products, including certain fresh fruits and vegetables, are subject to plant protection import requirements.

2019 – October to December
Date Commodity detail Country of origin Reason for refusal
2019-12-24 sausages Italy other
2019-12-23 foie gras France prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-12-23 sausage pork Spain other
2019-12-20 ham Spain prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-12-20 pork sausage Spain prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-12-18 canned duck confit France prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-12-12 dried mushrooms Italy prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-11-05 canned milk New Zealand other
2019-11-03 trout Norway other
2019-10-24 beef suet United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-10-21 dry cured ham Spain other
2019 – July to September
Date Commodity detail Country of origin Reason for refusal
2019-09-21 gala apples United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-09-20 cooked chicken Korea (Republic of) prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-09-19 beef donair United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-09-18 chicken egg roll United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-09-18 cooked duck Thailand prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-09-17 ground pork United States other
2019-09-12 sardine Mexico prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-09-11 blackberries United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-09-09 salmon Chile prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-09-09 chicken base United States other
2019-09-06 beef strip United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-09-05 pork backribs United States other
2019-08-31 blueberry United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-08-20 yellow corn Japan prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-08-20 prosciutto, ham Austria prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-08-19 BBQ pork United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-08-01 beef salami United States other
2019-07-31 salad United States other
2019-07-29 pork sausage Spain prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-07-23 butter unsalted New Zealand prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-07-20 pepper steak, potato United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-07-17 pork fat United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-07-11 chicken fried rice United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-07-10 bacon United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-07-05 apricot Turkey prohibited entry: non – compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2019-07-02 milk powder New Zealand prohibited entry: non – compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2019-07-01 beef jerky Brazil prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019 – April to June
Date Commodity detail Country of origin Reason for refusal
2019-06-06 grouper Sri Lanka prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-05-31 chicken stock United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-05-31 beef stock United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-04-22 instant noodles Indonesia prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-04-18 chicken breast United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
2019-04-14 beef tallow United States prohibited entry: non – compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
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