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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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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