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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
The ABCs of seed importation into Canada Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-04-12 HTML
Requirements Related to Germination Standards Grading, Standards, Testing 2013-03-24 HTML
Officially Recognized Foreign Seed Testing Laboratories Imports, Testing 2019-08-12 HTML
Sampling and Testing Requirements for Seed Imported into or Sold in Canada Imports, Sampling, Testing 2013-11-25 HTML
Seed Grading When There Are Multiple Test Results for the Same Seed Lot Grading, Testing 2013-10-22 HTML
Notice to Registered Seed Establishments, November 2019 Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-12-06 HTML
Monitoring of Seed Mixtures – Application of a 20% Tolerance to Labelled Percentages and to Some Standards Grading, Industry Advisories, Testing 2013-10-23 HTML
Schematic flowchart of seed importation into Canada Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2013-11-28 HTML
Information for seed growers - Requirements for CFIA seed crop inspections 2018 Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-01-03 HTML
Notice to industry - New Description of Variety Form for oilseed soybean now available online Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2018-12-20 HTML
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