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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Facilities handling aquatic animal pathogens Imports 2019-10-08 HTML
Importing pet aquatic animals Imports 2019-12-05 HTML
Updates to import requirements on the Automated Import Reference System Imports 2016-01-26 HTML
Questions and Answers - Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens Facility Certification, Imports, Pathogen Imports 2013-08-31 HTML
Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens - First Edition Facility Certification, Imports 2013-11-28 HTML
Importer Guidance for Aquatic Animal Health Import Quarantine Unit Imports 2018-02-08 HTML
Reportable diseases: Aquatic animals Diseases 2019-09-13 HTML
Immediately Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2020-03-09 HTML
Annually Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2014-04-22 HTML
Susceptible species of aquatic animals Diseases 2019-10-24 HTML
Aquatic animal disease investigation and response Diseases 2020-05-25 HTML
Disease caused by Perkinsus olseni Diseases 2013-11-27 HTML
Species Susceptible to Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Diseases 2017-11-03 HTML
Notification of reportable and immediately notifiable diseases by researchers Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Notification of Reportable Diseases by Veterinarians Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Notification of Reportable Diseases by Aquaculturists Diseases 2015-12-17 HTML
Industry Guidance for Laboratories Diseases 2017-01-26 HTML
Industry Guidance for Researchers Diseases 2017-12-22 HTML
Industry Guidance for Growers of Finfish Diseases 2017-12-22 HTML
Industry Guidance for Growers of Molluscs Diseases 2016-01-22 HTML
Notice to Industry – Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease and Requirement for Permits Diseases 2017-02-10 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease - Oldman River Diseases 2017-05-01 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on zoning of Alberta for whirling disease – Red Deer River watershed Diseases 2017-06-23 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease – North Saskatchewan River watershed Diseases 2018-03-09 HTML
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 2020-09-14 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements by country Exports 2020-01-06 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Chile Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Brazil Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Australia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Argentina Exports 2020-01-06 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for China (People's Republic of) Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Colombia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Croatia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for the European Union Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for India Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Iran (Islamic Republic of) Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Israel Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Korea (Republic of) Exports 2020-01-31 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Taiwan Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Vietnam Exports 2020-01-08 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Greece Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Indonesia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Italy Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Mexico Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Malaysia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for New Caledonia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Panama Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Peru Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Turkey Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Spain Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Malta Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Bermuda Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for New Zealand Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Russia Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Japan Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for South Africa Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for the United States Exports 2020-01-08 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Ukraine Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Germany Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Lebanon Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Pakistan Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Ecuador Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for United Arab Emirates Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Hong Kong Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Oman Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Egypt Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for the Dominican Republic Exports 2020-01-07 HTML
Animal Biotechnology - Roles and Responsibilities of the Government of Canada Biosecurity 2012-04-18 HTML
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