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CFIA area contacts for non-resident importers located in the United States

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements may apply in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) require that regulated parties notify the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) immediately when they suspect that they have sold, distributed or imported a product that may pose a risk to consumers. CFIA investigates the food safety notifications received by these importers. In addition, CFIA conducts Preventive Control Plan (PCP) inspection, surveillance and responds to food safety notifications from the non-resident importers. Non-resident importers do not have a fixed place of business in Canada under the jurisdiction of a CFIA office.

The table below has been developed to establish a link between Non-resident importers in the United States and the CFIA areas within Canada based on geographical profiles. This table is intended to:


The CFIA notification and recall contact list is reserved for reporting food safety issues only. For all other inquiries, non-resident importers must visit the Ask CFIA page to choose an appropriate contact option or submit their inquiry through the online contact form.

CFIA Areas designated as the contact for Non-resident importers located in the United States
NRI's fixed place of business in US Atlantic West - Alberta West-British Columbia West - Manitoba Ontario Quebec West-Saskatchewan
Alabama X
Alaska X
Arizona X
Arkansas X
California X
Colorado X
Connecticut X
Delaware X
Florida X
Georgia X
Hawaii X
Idaho X
Illinois X
Indiana X
Iowa X
Kansas X
Kentucky X
Louisiana X
Maine X
Maryland X
Massachusetts X
Michigan X
Minnesota X
Mississippi X
Missouri X
Montana X
Nebraska X
Nevada X
New Hampshire X
New Jersey X
New Mexico X
New York X
North Carolina X
North Dakota X
Ohio X
Oklahoma X
Oregon X
Pennsylvania X
Rhode Island X
South Carolina X
South Dakota X
Tennessee X
Texas X
Utah X
Vermont X
Virginia X
Washington X
Washington DC X
West Virginia X
Wisconsin X
Wyoming X
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