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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Quality System Procedure: Implementation of the OECD Seed Schemes and EU Seed Directives Crop Inspection, Exports, Imports, Labelling and Composition, Sampling 2019-10-11 HTML
Importation of seed by authorized importers to other locations Imports 2013-06-28 HTML
Seed importations and US residents accredited as seed graders Grading, Imports 2014-07-21 HTML
Pre-clearance procedure for importers of seed Imports 2019-04-01 HTML
The ABCs of seed importation into Canada Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-04-12 HTML
Questions and Answers: The Use of Variety Names and the Import and Sale of Unregistered Varieties Imports, Registration Procedures 2013-02-05 HTML
Notice to authorized importers - notification and documentation requirements Imports 2013-11-22 HTML
Sample retention requirements for authorized importers Imports 2013-03-25 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
Schematic flowchart of seed importation into Canada Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2013-11-28 HTML
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