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Share your thoughts: Winter 2023 Seed Regulatory Modernization Consultation (excluding seed potatoes)

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from February 15, 2023 to May 1, 2023.

About the consultation

The purpose of this consultation was to update stakeholders on progress made to date towards modernizing the Seeds Regulations. Your feedback will inform decision-making.

This consultation was the first of two consultations planned for seed regulatory modernization (SEED-RM) related to seed crops only; it did not include updates or questions specific to seed potatoes or Part II of the Seeds Regulations.

A separate consultation process for the seed potato industry is planned and will include several in-person meetings with a wide cross-section of seed potato stakeholders.

Who was the focus of this consultation

The CFIA sought comments from businesses and other organizations in the farming and grain industries, as well as farmers, producers, seed growers, seed analysts, seed developers, seed conditioners, the general public and others who have an interest in the following aspects of the seed regulatory lifecycle:

The next consultation will include these and other stages of the seed regulatory lifecycle, including seed certification and labeling, sale of seed to farmers, as well as seed import and export.

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Contact information

Wendy Jahn
Seed Section
Plant Production Division

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