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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Aquatic Animal Health Export Policy Framework Exports 2014-11-04 HTML
Status of Regulated Aquatic Animal Reportable Diseases Exports 2019-10-31 HTML
Status of Regulated Aquatic Animal Immediately Notifiable Diseases Exports 2019-08-19 HTML
Aquatic Animal Health Certification by Jurisdiction Exports 2019-02-12 HTML
Certification requirements for Chile Exports 2019-08-30 HTML
Certification Requirements - Brazil Exports 2018-02-27 HTML
Certification requirements for Australia Exports 2019-09-30 HTML
Certification requirements for Argentina Exports 2016-07-11 HTML
Certification requirements for China (People's Republic of) Exports 2019-04-04 HTML
Certification requirements for Colombia Exports 2017-12-13 HTML
Certification requirements for Croatia Exports 2012-07-10 HTML
Certification requirements for the European Union Exports 2018-02-27 HTML
Certification requirements for India Exports 2019-07-30 HTML
Certification requirements for Iran (Islamic Republic of) Exports 2012-04-06 HTML
Certification requirements for Israel Exports 2017-12-13 HTML
Certification requirements for Korea (Republic of) Exports 2019-09-30 HTML
Certification requirements for Taiwan Exports 2018-06-15 HTML
Certification requirements for Vietnam Exports 2018-04-24 HTML
Certification requirements for Greece Exports 2014-05-14 HTML
Certification requirements for Indonesia Exports 2015-08-11 HTML
Certification requirements for Italy Exports 2013-11-18 HTML
Certification requirements for Mexico Exports 2013-09-25 HTML
Certification requirements for Malaysia Exports 2017-09-22 HTML
Certification requirements for New Caledonia Exports 2014-04-22 HTML
Certification requirements for Panama Exports 2016-07-11 HTML
Certification requirements for Peru Exports 2014-01-27 HTML
Certification requirements for Turkey Exports 2015-01-21 HTML
Certification requirements for Spain Exports 2014-01-27 HTML
Certification requirements for Malta Exports 2012-07-10 HTML
Certification requirements for Bermuda Exports 2013-11-28 HTML
Certification requirements for New Zealand Exports 2017-09-22 HTML
Certification requirements for Russia Exports 2017-02-27 HTML
Certification requirements for Japan Exports 2013-12-12 HTML
Certification requirements for South Africa Exports 2017-12-13 HTML
Certification requirements for the United States Exports 2017-02-21 HTML
Certification requirements for Ukraine Exports 2016-10-27 HTML
Certification requirements for Germany Exports 2015-11-19 HTML
Certification requirements for Lebanon Exports 2017-01-05 HTML
Certification requirements for Pakistan Exports 2017-01-05 HTML
Certification requirements for Ecuador Exports 2017-01-05 HTML
Certification requirements for United Arab Emirates Exports 2017-06-12 HTML
Certification requirements for Hong Kong Exports 2019-02-12 HTML
Certification requirements for Oman Exports 2018-06-15 HTML
Certification requirements for Egypt Exports 2019-02-12 HTML
Certification requirements for the Dominican Republic Exports 2019-02-12 HTML
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