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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Animal Products and By Products - Export Policies Exports 2018-10-04 HTML
Export of Game Meat and Other Animal Products to the European Union for Non-Commercial Use Exports 2018-06-28 HTML
Export of feathers to the European Union Exports 2018-05-22 HTML
Export of Unprocessed Wool or other Hair to the European Union Exports 2018-05-22 HTML
Import Conditions of Animal Samples for Analysis or Research Purposes Only to the European Union Exports 2018-03-13 HTML
Explanatory Notes on the Veterinary Certificate for the Import of Products of Animal Origin Into the European Union Exports 2018-05-22 HTML
Export Certification of Furs and Game Trophies to the European Union Exports 2018-03-13 HTML
Approval of Facilities to Process Animal Proteins Not Intended for Human Consumption for Export to the European Union Exports 2018-05-22 HTML
Plant Approval or Registration for Export of Intermediate Products Intended for Technical Use to the European Union Exports 2018-06-19 HTML
Registration or Approval of Facilities to Export Animal By-Products Not Intended for Human Consumption to the European Union (EU) Exports 2018-08-02 HTML
Export Certification of Animal By-Products Not for Human Consumption to the European Union Exports 2018-05-22 HTML
Pets (Dogs, cats and ferrets) - Animal Health Certificates Exports 2019-09-17 HTML
Canadian International Health Certificate Exports 2014-07-07 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Australia Exports 2017-09-21 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Cayman Islands Exports 2017-09-20 HTML
Export of dogs, cats, raccoons, foxes and skunks to Japan Exports 2011-11-14 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Mexico Exports 2018-05-30 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to New Zealand Exports 2017-09-27 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Singapore Exports 2016-03-17 HTML
Export of Small Mammals (rabbits, hares, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and chinchillas) as Personal Pets to Singapore Exports 2011-11-15 HTML
Non-commercial Export of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union Exports 2018-03-08 HTML
Export of Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets to the European Union – Commercial Movements and Non-Commercial Movements of More Than Five Animals Exports 2018-03-08 HTML
Policy on the Use of External Laboratories for Export Testing Exports 2012-04-17 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Turks and Caicos Islands Exports 2016-12-23 HTML
Birds - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2019-09-04 HTML
Live Animals - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2014-07-19 HTML
Bovine - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2019-06-19 HTML
Camelidae - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2019-04-12 HTML
Caprine / Ovine - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2019-07-19 HTML
Cervids - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2018-08-01 HTML
Horses - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2019-08-06 HTML
Semen - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2019-09-06 HTML
Animal Products - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2019-09-05 HTML
Embryos - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2019-08-16 HTML
Animal Products and By Products - Animal Health Certificates Exports 2013-05-27 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Republic of Korea Exports 2015-11-17 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Taiwan Exports 2016-03-17 HTML
Pet Food - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2019-07-31 HTML
Certification Procedure to Export Embryos Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Biosecurity for Canadian Dairy Farms - Producer Planning Guide Exports 2013-08-06 HTML
Description of regulatory requirements Exports 2017-07-10 HTML
Import Permit Application Form - Live Animals, Semen, Embryos, Animal Products and By-Products Exports 2019-09-04 HTML
Validation of Animal Health Import Permits Prior to Importation Exports 2013-07-23 HTML
Biosecurity Planning Guide for Canadian Goat Producers Exports 2013-08-01 HTML
National Farm-Level Mink Biosecurity Standard Exports 2013-08-23 HTML
National Farm - Level Mink Biosecurity Standard - Producers' Guide Exports 2016-08-31 HTML
Memorandum - Approved Laboratories performing RNATT titres for the export of dogs and cats to Australia Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Guidelines to Export Frozen Canine Semen to New Zealand and Approve a Storage Facility Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Approval of Facilities to Export Treated Hides and Skins of Ungulates for Technical Purposes (tannery) to the European Union Exports 2018-06-19 HTML
Export Poultry to the United States of America Exports 2013-09-06 HTML
Export of Captive Birds to the European Union Exports, Guidance Documents 2013-09-06 HTML
Registration or Approval of Facilities to Export Blood and Blood Products Not Intended for Human Consumption for Use Outside the Feed Chain to the European Union Exports 2018-06-19 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Ruminant Raw Materials for the Production of Technological Coadjuvants for Food Industry from Canada to Italy
HA2663 Amended (2014-04-02)
Exports 2014-04-07 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Feed Premix from Canada to Algeria
HA 2441 (May 17, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-09 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of processed porcine blood products from Canada to China
HA 2140 (amended June 10, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of hides and skins from Canada to Hong Kong
HA 2611 (Amended December 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-25 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of treated hides and skins to Israel
HA 2302
Exports 2015-09-09 HTML
Porcine - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2019-08-21 HTML
Instructions for filling the Health Certificate for the non-commercial movement into the EU from Canada of dogs, cats and ferrets Exports 2017-12-11 HTML
Export of Fur-bearing animals, Rabbits, Dogs and Cats to the Customs Territory of Eurasian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) Exports 2016-08-31 HTML
Non-Commercial Movement of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union - Checklist Exports 2016-03-24 HTML
Export of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the Republic of Turkey Exports 2016-11-19 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the State of Hawaii, United States of America Exports 2017-01-11 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Brunei Darussalam Exports 2016-11-15 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to United Arab Emirates Exports 2018-04-17 HTML
Approval of facilities to export gelatine and collagen or raw material and treated raw material for the production of gelatine and collagen for human consumption to the European Union (EU) Exports 2017-04-04 HTML
Approval of facilities that produce gelatin and collagen not intended for human consumption, to be used as feed material or for purposes outside the feed chain, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union (EU) Exports 2018-07-13 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to French Polynesia Exports 2017-05-17 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Dairy Products (Colostrum) to Brazil HA2720 (2016-01-19) Exports 2017-08-11 HTML
Export of dogs and cats to Jamaica Exports 2018-02-02 HTML
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