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Archived - 2019 to 2020 Annual Report on the Access to Information Act

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1) Introduction

The Access to Information Act (hereafter referred to as the act) gives Canadian citizens as well as people and corporations present in Canada, the right to access records under the control of federal government institutions with limited and specific exceptions. The act is intended to complement existing procedures for access to government information and not to limit, in any way, information that is normally available to the public.

Section 94 of the act requires the heads of federal government institutions to submit a report to Parliament on their institution's administration of the act for each fiscal year. This report, along with all Access to Information annual reports, is tabled in Parliament in accordance with section 94 of the act and describes how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) administered the act for fiscal year 2019 to 2020. It was prepared in accordance with the reporting requirements outlined by Treasury Board Secretariat.

The CFIA is mandated to safeguard Canada's food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the CFIA recognizes the right to access information in government records and is making every reasonable effort to help anyone making an access to information request.

About the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The CFIA is one of Canada's largest science-based regulatory agencies. It has over 6,590 employees working across Canada in 5 operational regions including the National Capital Region (NCR) Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and West. The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food safety, animal and plant health, which enhances Canada's environment, economy, and the health and well-being of Canada's people.

CFIA develops program requirements and delivers inspection and other services to:

CFIA bases its activities on science, effective risk management, commitment to service and efficiency, and collaboration with domestic and international organizations that share its objectives.

The CFIA is responsible for administering and enforcing 11 federal statutes and 22 regulations that govern the safety and labelling of food sold in Canada and support a sustainable plant and animal resource base.

The CFIA shares many areas of responsibility with other federal departments and agencies, provincial, territorial and municipal authorities, and other stakeholders. Within this complex operating environment, the agency works with its partners to implement food safety measures, manage food, animal and plant risks and emergencies, and promote the development of food safety and disease control systems to maintain the safety of Canada's high-quality agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture and fishery products. The agency's activities include: verifying the compliance of imported products; registering and inspecting establishments; testing food, animals and plants, and their related products; and approving the use of many agricultural inputs. The agency also provides scientific advice, develops new technologies, provides testing services, and conducts regulatory research.

The CFIA's responsibilities and strategic outcomes are illustrated in its Departmental Results Framework which reflects how the agency allocates and manages its resources to achieve the corresponding expected results. The CFIA is led by its President who reports to the Minister of Health.

Administration of the act

Administration of the act is the primary responsibility of the Access to Information and Privacy Office (ATIP) which is part of the Integrity and Redress Secretariat. The ATIP office processes all requests for information and coordinates all activities related to the act, along with associated regulations, directives and guidelines. The ATIP office is headed by a Director who reports to the Chief Redress Officer. During the reporting period there were 12.69 full-time, part-time or student equivalents and 0.82 persons (consultants) dedicated to the ATIP office.

In addition to the ATIP office resources, there are also dedicated ATIP advisor positions in the core branches who report on branch-related ATIP issues and activities. These branch advisors work with the ATIP office to ensure an efficient and effective process to respond to the applicants in a timely manner.

Resources

An estimated $826K in salary costs and $177K in operating costs were incurred by the ATIP office to administer the Access to Information Act for the reporting period. These costs do not include resources within each branch such as the ATIP advisors, nor any other expenditures incurred by the branches and program areas to meet the requirements of the act.

Staff training and awareness

The ATIP office provided 6 training sessions to 68 employees in the 5 operational regions during fiscal year 2019 to 2020. The aim of the training sessions was to increase awareness of the act, clarify requirements under the act, and highlight processes that facilitate the CFIA in meeting its obligations. In addition to the training delivered by the ATIP office, branch ATIP advisors provided awareness sessions within their respective branches. The work of the branch ATIP advisors was complemented and facilitated through weekly touch base meetings with ATIP management and monthly meetings where operational issues, including training and awareness were discussed and plans formulated for resolution.

Policies, guidelines and procedures

The CFIA continued to work on process improvements for ATIP in order to provide greater oversight and accountability. The activities related to access to information and privacy are reviewed quarterly and weekly updates regarding ATI request volumes and performance are provided to the offices of both the Ministers of Health and Agriculture, Senior Management Committee and key internal partners.

As part of Canada's commitment to "Open Government", the ATIP Buy-online was implemented at the CFIA in January 2014. It enables Canadians to make access to information requests online for information held by the agency. Utilization by Canadians of Buy-online services continues to increase. From April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 the agency received 160 access requests through this system.

During the previous reporting period, the ATIP office sought to further compliment its previous ATIP paperless initiative through the development of standardized processes and practices that would shift the office's internal case management to an entirely digital and near-paperless file format. Implemented in late 2019, this employee designed and led initiative saw the full review of ATIP office processes followed by the design and documentation of a comprehensive set of digitally-focussed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the ATIP office. The new SOPs were structured into an intuitive, searchable electronic platform accessible by all ATIP team members. In addition to promoting a near-paperless office process, the digital SOPs allow for the quick and accurate update of a single source of procedural reference for the team and enables process improvements for the periodic review of office practices and the monitoring of both office and individual performance.

Following passage of Bill C-58 in June 2019, the ATIP office worked extensively with its internal agency clients to implement the resultant changes to the act. The ATIP office took a leadership role to coordinate efforts to identify the most appropriate areas within the agency to assume key roles pertaining to the act's new and revised proactive disclosure provisions. The ATIP office advised the agency regarding new legislative requirements and best practices garnered through active engagement with the TBS and the Government of Canada ATIP community. Lastly, by facilitating linkages between internal partners, the ATIP office fostered the development of business processes promoting timely, consistent application of the act's proactive disclosure provisions.

The latter portion of the reporting period found Canada in the midst of responding to a world-wide pandemic. With the implementation of sweeping measures to control the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in mid-March 2020, the agency's ATIP office shifted its work in a variety of ways. The ATIP office was able to capitalize on work-from-home procedures it had implemented in association with its digital SOP initiative to seamlessly transition ATIP analyst work to an entirely remote work format.

2) How requests were processed under the act

The CFIA received 269 new requests under the act between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. There were 62 outstanding requests from the previous year, bringing the total to 331 requests. Of the 331 requests, 277 were processed during the reporting period and 54 were carried forward to fiscal year 2020 to 2021. It is also important to note that of the 277 requests completed, 32 exceeded 1,000 pages and included 2 requests over 8,000 and 1 over 26,000 pages.

For requests submitted pursuant to the act, the ATIP office reviewed a total of 139,668 pages during the reporting period of which 89,416 were released. This corresponds to a 10% increase in the number of pages reviewed from last reporting period.

Throughout the reporting period, the ATIP office maintained a high service standard with 91% of the requests closed on time.

The following table outlines the cycle of ATI requests at CFIA for the last 5 fiscal years:

Fiscal year 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Received 339 334 387 302 269
Completed 356 319 385 309 277
Outstanding from previous FY 69 52 67 69 62
Carried forward 52 67 69 62 54

The following represents a breakdown of the sources of requests received during the fiscal year:

Consultations

During the reporting period, the CFIA received 99 consultations from other government institutions concerning the release of agency records. This represents a decrease of 16 consultation requests (14%) over last year, in which 115 consultations were received. The agency completed 107 consultations that resulted in the review of 4,598 pages.

Fiscal year 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Consultations received 77 83 105 115 99
Pages reviewed 4,204 9,147 4,891 4,402 4,598

Completion times and extensions

The 277 completed requests in 2019 to 2020 were processed within the following timeframes:

The CFIA was able to close 52% of requests within the first 30 days; this is slightly lower than last reporting period.

In 143 instances, the CFIA found it necessary to extend the original time limit of 30 calendar days as prescribed in the act. This constitutes 48% of the requests, in comparison to 54% for the last reporting period. Of these extensions, 79 were required for third-party consultations pursuant to section 27 of the act, 39 for interference with operations and another 25 for consultations with federal or provincial authorities. The CFIA monitors performance through quarterly reports to senior agency officials.

Disposition of completed requests

There were 277 requests completed in 2019 to 2020. The disposition of the requests is as follows:

Exemptions and exclusions

The CFIA invoked exemptions pursuant to the act a total of 563 times. The exemptions were invoked as follows:

The following table outlines the use of exemptions invoked by CFIA over the last 5 fiscal years. It shows the total number of exemptions and highlights the sections used most frequently by CFIA.

Fiscal year 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Total 699 640 801 660 563
Section 19 204 191 198 169 152
Section 20 211 231 295 225 203
Section 21 113 98 145 122 107
Other exemptions 171 120 163 144 101

Exclusions were invoked 5 times during the reporting period for Confidences of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and once for published material.

Fees

During the reporting period, $1,370 was collected in fees under the act which were all for application fees. The agency waived fees in the amount of $3,407 which included $15.00 of application fees and $3,392 of reproduction fees.

3) Complaints and investigations

The CFIA received 5 complaints from the Office of the Information Commissioner in 2019 to 2020. This represents a decrease of 2 complaints over the previous reporting period, in which 7 complaints were received. The reasons cited for the new complaints are as follows:

Between April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 7 complaints were resolved, including complaints carried forward from previous years. Of the 7 complaints closed, 2 were discontinued, 3 were resolved, 1 was resolved as not well founded and 1 was resolved as well founded.

4) Court cases

2 new applications were filed with the Federal Court of Canada and 2 court cases were closed during the reporting period. The new applications were filed pursuant to section 44 of the act. Section 44 allows a third party, to whom the head of a government institution must give notice regarding the disclosure of a record, to apply to the court for a review of the matter.

Appendix A: Statistical Report

In this section

Name of institution: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Reporting period: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Section 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

Number of requests
Received during reporting period 269
Outstanding from previous reporting period 62
Total 331
Closed during reporting period 277
Carried over to next reporting period 54

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of requests
Media 34
Academia 4
Business (private sector) 139
Organization 19
Public 59
Decline to identify 14
Total 269

1.3 Informal requests

Completion time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
91 84 82 22 2 3 0 284

Note: All requests previously recorded as "treated informally" will now be accounted for in this section only.

Section 2: Decline to act on vexatious, made in bad faith or abuse of right requests

Number of requests
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
Sent during reporting period 0
Total 0
Approved by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Declined by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0

Section 3: Requests closed during the reporting period

3.1 Disposition and completion time

Disposition of requests Completion time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More Than 365 days Total
All disclosed 3 25 4 0 0 0 0 32
Disclosed in part 5 33 30 65 14 14 1 162
All exempted 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 45 20 3 0 0 0 0 68
Request transferred 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Request abandoned 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Decline to act with the approval of the Information Commisioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 66 79 38 65 14 14 1 277

3.2 Exemptions

Section Number of requests
13(1)(a) 8
13(1)(b) 0
13(1)(c) 9
13(1)(d) 1
13(1)(e) 0
14 4
14(a) 1
14(b) 0
15(1) 24
15(1) – I.A. Table Note 1 3
15(1) – Def. Table Note 2 1
15(1) – S.A. Table Note 3 0
16(1)(a)(i) 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 1
16(1)(c) 2
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 0
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 17
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
16.1(1)(c) 0
16.1(1)(d) 0
16.2(1) 0
16.3 0
16.31 0
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 0
16.6 0
17 14
18(a) 0
18(b) 0
18(c) 0
18(d) 0
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 152
20(1)(a) 5
20(1)(b) 82
20(1)(b.1) 1
20(1)(c) 77
20(1)(d) 38
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 35
21(1)(b) 38
21(1)(c) 25
21(1)(d) 9
22 3
22.1(1) 0
23 12
23.1 0
24(1) 1
26 0

Table Notes

Table Note 1

I.A.: International Affairs

Return to table note 1  referrer

Table Note 2

Def.: Defence of Canada

Return to table note 2  referrer

Table Note 3

S.A.: Subversive Activities

Return to table note 3  referrer

3.3 Exclusions

Section Number of requests
68(a) 1
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 0
69(1)(a) 1
69(1)(b) 1
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 0
69(1)(e) 0
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 1
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 0
69(1)(g) re (d) 0
69(1)(g) re (e) 1
69(1)(g) re (f) 1
69.1(1) 0

3.4 Format of information released

Paper Electronic Other
57 137 0

3.5 Complexity

3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
139668 89416 208
3.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less Than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 pages processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
All disclosed 27 213 2 253 2 1322 0 0 1 5218
Disclosed in part 73 2196 45 8237 14 7181 25 31281 5 33515
All exempted 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 113 2409 48 8490 16 8503 25 31281 6 38733
3.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 1 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 95 0 0 1 96
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 96 0 0 1 97

3.6 Closed requests

3.6.1 Number of requests closed within legislated timelines
Requests closed within legislated timelines
Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 252
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 91

3.7 Deemed refusals

3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislated timelines
Number of requests closed past the legislated timelines Principal reason
Interference with operations / workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
25 16 6 2 1
3.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislated timelines (including any extension taken)
Number of days past legislated timelines Number of requests past legislated timelines where no extension was taken Number of requests past legislated timelines where an extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 4 4 8
16 to 30 days 1 2 3
31 to 60 days 1 6 7
61 to 120 days 0 5 5
121 to 180 days 0 2 2
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 6 19 25

3.8 Requests for translation

Translation requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Section 4: Extensions

4.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

Disposition of requests where an extension was taken 9(1)(a) Interference With operations 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-party notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 0 0 1 0
Disclosed in part 39 1 23 77
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 1
Request abandoned 0 0 0 1
Total 39 1 24 79

4.2 Length of extensions

Length of extensions 9(1)(a) Interference With operations 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-party notice
Section 69 Other
30 days or less 15 0 2 0
31 to 60 days 7 1 12 56
61 to 120 days 11 0 10 21
121 to 180 days 3 0 0 2
181 to 365 days 3 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 39 1 24 79

Section 5: Fees

Fee type Fee collected Fee waived or refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 274 $1,370 3 $15
Other fees 0 $0 171 $3,392
Total 274 $1,370 174 $3,407

Section 6: Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations

Consultations Other Government of Canada institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during reporting period 93 3937 6 330
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 10 489 0 0
Total 103 4426 6 330
Closed during the reporting period 101 4268 6 330
Carried over to next reporting period 2 158 0 0

6.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions

Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 51 16 4 0 0 0 0 71
Disclose in part 5 15 5 3 0 0 0 28
Exempt entirely 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 58 31 9 3 0 0 0 101

6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclose in part 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 6

Section 7: Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

7.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 Pages Processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 Pages Processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 8: Complaints and investigations

Section 32
Notice of intention to investigate
Subsection 30(5)
Ceased to investigate
Section 35
Formal representations
Section 37
Reports of finding received
Section 37
Reports of finding containing recommendations issued by the Information Commissioner
Section 37
Reports of finding containing orders issued by the Information Commissioner
5 0 0 7 0 0

Section 9: Court action

9.1 Court actions on complaints received before June 21, 2019 and on-going

Section 41 (before June 21, 2019) Section 42 Section 44
0 0 2

9.2 Court actions on complaints received after June 21, 2019

Section 41 (after June 21, 2019)
Complainant (1) Institution (2) Third-party (3) Privacy Commissioner (4) Total
0 0 0 0 0

Section 10: Resources related to the Access to Information Act

10.1 Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $826,232
Overtime $0
Goods and services $176,994
  • Professional services contracts
$121,630
  • Other
$55,364
Total $1,003,226

10.2 Human Resources

Resources Person years dedicated to Access to Information activities
Full-time employees 8.86
Part-time and casual employees 1.14
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.65
Students 0.40
Total 11.05

2019 to 2020 Supplemental Statistical Report – Requests affected by COVID-19 measures

The following table reports the total number of formal requests received during 2 periods: 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 and 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31.

Table 1 – Requests received

Number of requests
Received from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 263
Received from 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31 6
Total 269

The following table reports the total number of requests closed within the legislated timelines and the number of closed requests that were deemed refusals during 2 periods: 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 and 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31.

Table 2 – Requests closed

Number of requests closed within the legislated timelines Number of requests closed past the legislated timelines
Received from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 and outstanding from previous reporting periods 252 25
Received from 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31 0 0
Total 252 25

The following table reports the total number of requests closed within the legislated timelines and the number of closed requests that were deemed refusals during 2 periods: 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 and 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31.

Table 3 – Requests carried over

Number of requests
Requests received from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-13 and outstanding from previous reporting period that were carried over to the 2020-2021 reporting period 48
Requests received from 2020-03-14 to 2020-03-31 that were carried over to the 2020-2021 reporting period 6
Total 54

Appendix B: Delegation Order

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Delegation Orders

The President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act, and section 73 of the Privacy Act, hereby designates the persons holding the persons holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the President as the head of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, under the provisions of the act and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position. This designation replaces all previous delegation orders.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Delegation Schedule

Position Schedule
Access to Information Act and regulations
Schedule
Privacy Act and regulations
Executive Vice-President Full authority Full authority
Chief Redress Officer, Integrity and Redress Secretariat (IRS) Full authority Full authority
Director, Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP), IRS Full authority Full authority
Manager, ATIP, IRS Full authority Full authority
Team Leader, ATIP, IRS Full authority Full authority
Senior Analyst and Analyst, ATIP, IRS

Sections of the act:

4(2.1), 7, 9, 11(2), 11(3), 11(4), 11(5), 27(1), 27(4), 28(1)(b), 33 and 35(2)(b).

Sections of the regulations:

7(2) and 7(3)

Sections of the act:

8(4), 15 and 33(2)

Original signed by:

Dr. Siddika Mithani, Ph.D.
President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Ottawa, Canada
May 10, 2019

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