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Archived - Proposed amendments to the Fertilizers Regulations: Closed

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Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from December 8, 2018 to February 21, 2019. See the what we heard report for a summary of the findings.

About the consultation

The CFIA launched a 75-day public consultation on proposed changes to the Fertilizers Regulations. The amendments were posted in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 8, 2018.

The Fertilizers Regulations regulate all fertilizers and supplements that are imported into and sold in Canada by imposing requirements, including pre-market assessment and registration, and compliance with safety and labelling requirements.


The Government of Canada is committed to helping ensure the safety of fertilizers and supplements while reducing regulatory burden and maintaining market access.

Proposed changes to the Fertilizers Regulations would provide flexibility to industry through a risk-based approach that focuses regulatory controls on product safety and environmental protection.

Updating federal regulations is important to protect the safety of Canada's people, animals, plants and the environment and to encourage agricultural innovation. The CFIA has been actively engaging industry and other stakeholders in developing the regulatory proposal.

Who was the focus of this consultation

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Contact us

Fertilizer Program
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9
Fax: 613-773-7163

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