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Regulatory Stock Review Plan

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public list and description of planned reviews of regulations that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing within a two-year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future. The stock review plan is developed through careful review and consultation on various CFIA regulations to determine how they can better serve Canadians, and is also based on initiatives identified through the Targeted Regulatory Reviews.

The stock review plan identifies a CFIA contact point for the planned reviews. This plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect CFIA's regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

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Stock Review Plan (2022 to 2024)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Ada ministrative Monetary Penalties Act

CFIA Fees Notice

Feeds Act

Food and Drugs Act (as it relates to food)

Health of Animals Act

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Plant Protection Act

Safe Food for Canadians Act

Seeds Act

Regulations amending several regulations administered by CFIA

Review of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (hatchery)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (hatchery)

Enabling act(s)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (hatchery), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous review as this is a consequential amendment to the Hatchery modernization package.

Start of review

2021

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous review as this is a miscellaneous package.

Start of review

2018

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2023)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2023)

Enabling act(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2023) for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

These service descriptions have not been previously reviewed. The current review is being undertaken as part of the modernized Feeds Regulations, 2023, which are anticipated to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II in winter 2023.

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 – fertilizer service descriptions)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 – fertilizer service descriptions)

Enabling act(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 – fertilizer service descriptions) for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

These service descriptions have not previously been reviewed and are now being examined under the context of the modernized Fertilizers Regulations, which were published in 2020.

Start of review

2021

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 10 – meat products inspection fees)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 10 – meat products inspection fees)

Enabling act(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 10 – meat products inspection fees), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2019

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatcheries with the Health of Animals Regulations)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatcheries with the Health of Animals Regulations)

Enabling act(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatchery with the Health of Animals Regulations), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

These service fees have not previously been reviewed and are now being examined under the context of the modernized Health of Animals Regulations for hatchery, which are anticipated to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II in spring 2022.

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – service fees related to the emergency transit of regulated animals)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – service fees related to the emergency transit of regulated animals)

Enabling act(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – service fees related to the emergency transit of regulated animals), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

These service fees have not previously been reviewed and are now being examined under the context of the emergency transit of regulated animals requirements in Health of Animals Regulations, which were amended in 2021.

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Feeds Regulations, 2023
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Feeds Regulations, 2023

Enabling act(s)

Feeds Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Feeds Regulations, 2023, for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

1983

Start of review

2014

Further information

The proposed regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on June 12, 2021.

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)

Enabling act(s)

Food and Drugs Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous reviews related to the incorporation by reference of these standards.

Start of review

2013

Further information

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison)

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

A previous review was conducted in 2015 under the context of registered and non-registered cattle, and related amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on August 5, 2015.

Start of review

2019

Further information

The proposed amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on July 10, 2021.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2006

Start of review

2017

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (Livestock identification and traceability)

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2014

Start of review

2015

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food)

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous reviews in the context of standards for pet food.

Start of review

2022

Further information

This regulatory initiative is associated with the International Standards Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management)

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous reviews in the context of international waste management.

Start of review

2022

Further information

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Digitalization and Technology-Neutral Regulations Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2012

Start of review

2017

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review the Plant Protection Regulations (Newfoundland Quarantine Protocol)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (Newfoundland Quarantine Protocol)

Enabling act(s)

Plant Protection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (Newfoundland Quarantine Protocol), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2017 (various amendments were made during the same year the current review started)

Start of review

2017

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests)

Enabling act(s)

Plant Protection Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2017

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (Part 3 – Licences)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (Part 3 – Licences)

Enabling act(s)

Safe Food for Canadians Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (Part 3 – Licences), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2018

Start of review

2022

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)

Enabling act(s)

Seeds Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (seed modernization), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

2007

Start of review

2017

Further information

Refer to CFIA's seed regulatory modernization to learn more about this initiative.

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Plant Protection Act, Health of Animals Act and Seeds Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

No previous review as this is a miscellaneous package.

Start of review

2018

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Recently completed reviews

Review of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation – formerly known as food labelling modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation)

Enabling act(s)

Safe Food for Canadians Act and Food and Drugs Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drugs Regulations (food product innovation), for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

These regulations have not previously been reviewed together as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were only published in 2018.

Start of review

2013 (non-health and safety labelling requirements)

Further information

The proposed amendments were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on June 22, 2019:

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Review of the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s)

Amendments to the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Health of Animals Act

Rationale and narrative

Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Hatchery Regulations Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.

Date of last review or amendment

1980s (Hatchery Regulations) and 1991 (Health of Animals Regulations)

Start of review

2003

Further information

The proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (Hatchery) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on March 14, 2020.

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Recently approved regulatory amendments

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