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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
T-4-122 – Service Delivery Standards for Fertilizer and Supplement Registration – Related Submissions under the Fertilizers Act and Regulations Trade Memoranda 2017-03-14 HTML
T-4- 95 - Signing Authority, Delegated Representatives and Canadian Agents Trade Memoranda 2017-03-08 HTML
T-4- 93 – Safety standards for fertilizers and supplements Trade Memoranda 2020-04-30 HTML
T-4- 94 - Plant Growth Regulators Trade Memoranda 2011-06-11 HTML
T-4-102 - Requirements for Registration or Exemption for Fertilizer-pesticides Trade Memoranda 2011-06-12 HTML
T-4-103 – Guidelines for Research Authorizations for Testing of Novel Supplements Trade Memoranda 2020-05-21 HTML
T-4-105 - Labelling of Coated Seed Trade Memoranda 2014-04-10 HTML
T-4-109: Requirements for rhizobial inoculants and pre-inoculated seed under the Fertilizers Act Trade Memoranda 2017-05-08 HTML
T-4-110 - Potting Soils Containing Products Regulated as Supplements Under the Fertilizer Act Trade Memoranda 2014-04-10 HTML
T-4-112 - Information Required for the Assessment of By-products and Other "Waste-derived" Materials Sold as Fertilizers or Supplements Trade Memoranda 2014-04-10 HTML
T-4-113 - Guidelines to Safety Assessments of Fertilizers and Supplements and to Information to be Submitted in Demonstrating Product Safety Trade Memoranda 2017-06-14 HTML
T-4-116 - Safety data requirements for the registration of  polyacylamide, acrylamide-acrylate copolymer and polyacrylate soil supplements as active ingredients under the Fertilizers Act Trade Memoranda 2016-10-26 HTML
T-4-120 - Regulation of Compost under the Fertilizers Act and Regulations Trade Memoranda 2018-05-14 HTML
T-4-123 - Labelling of Low and No Phosphate Lawn / Turf Fertilizers under the Fertilizers Act and Regulations Trade Memoranda 2017-03-14 HTML
T-4-125 - Notification of Source Change - process and timelines Trade Memoranda 2016-12-14 HTML
T-4-124 - Export certificates under the Fertilizers Act Trade Memoranda 2017-03-13 HTML
T-4-121 Phosphite/Phosphorus Acid Materials represented for use as fertilizers Trade Memoranda 2017-08-30 HTML
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