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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
D- 97-04: Application, Procedures, Issuance and Use of a Permit to Import under the Plant Protection Act Imports, Policy Directives 2019-10-04 HTML
General Import Inspection Procedures for Plant Health Imports, Inspection Procedures 2013-12-16 HTML
Schematic flowchart of seed importation into Canada Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2013-11-28 HTML
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