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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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|
|New Rules for Seed Blends Used to Control Crop Pests||Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition||2014-02-04||HTML|
|Regulatory Changes Affecting Pedigreed Seed of Corn||Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition||2018-10-02||HTML|
|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|
|The ABCs of seed importation into Canada||Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing||2019-04-12||HTML|
|Requirements for Sales of Common Seed||Labelling and Composition, Standards||2013-03-24||HTML|
|Standards and Labelling for Seed Mixtures||Labelling and Composition, Standards||2013-03-24||HTML|
|Official Seed Tags||Labelling and Composition||2013-08-22||HTML|
|Notice to Registered Seed Establishments, November 2019||Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing||2019-12-06||HTML|
|Regulatory Requirements for Labelling Weed Species in Ground Cover Mixtures||Core Requirements, Guidance Documents, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition||2014-07-18||HTML|
|Schematic flowchart of seed importation into Canada||Imports, Labelling and Composition, Testing||2013-11-28||HTML|
|Specific Work Instruction 132.1.1 Seed Program - Official Seed Sampling||Inspection Procedures, Labelling and Composition, Sampling||2018-12-27||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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