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Guideline for preparing export certificates for the Canadian pet food industry
Listing of requirements from importing countries

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The requirements listed below, by country, that are applicable to the exported pet food, could be copied and pasted on the exporter's declaration.

Should there be any discrepancies between the requirements listed below and the export certificate, the ones on the export certificate prevail.

Africa

Algeria (certificate HA2719)

The products:

  1. Were prepared and stored at a facility certified and controlled by the competent authority.
  2. Contain no ingredients from bovine, ovine, caprine or any other animal species susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy from Canada or any other BSE-infested region or country. Products from ovine origin come from Australia and/or New Zealand.
  3. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the products were prepared exclusively using the following animal by products:
    • parts of slaughtered animals that are fit for human consumption under current Canadian law (Meat Inspection Act 1990), but are not intended for human consumption for commercial reasons
    • parts of slaughtered animals that have been declared unfit for human consumption, but are free of any sign of disease that may be transmitted to humans or animals, and are derived from carcasses that were fit for human consumption under current Canadian law
  4. Have been subject to heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substance.
  5. Have been analyzed by random sampling of at least 5 samples taken during or after storage at the processing plant and complied with the following standards: on a basis of at least 5 samples for each lot processed, selected at random during or after storage at the processing plant, and meeting the following standards:
    • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g
  6. Have undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  7. Have been packed in new packaging labelled "Not for human consumption".

South Africa
Pet chews (certificate HA2787)

An import permit is required: Application to import finished Animal Feed and Petfood – DOCX (800 kb)

  1. The exported products were manufactured in an approved export facility under the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the exported products are derived from animals which have been subjected to ante- and post-mortem examination and did not show any sign of infectious or contagious diseases and which were not slaughtered in any disease eradication campaign.
  3. The exported products do not contain any bovine material other than skin or hides.
  4. The exported products do not contain any ovine or caprine material.
  5. The exported products were manufactured using procedures approved by the veterinary authorities and were properly applied to ensure efficacy of treatment.
  6. The exported products have been subjected to a heat treatment of at least 70°C for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  7. The dried pig ears have been sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products are routinely tested and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella; absence in 25g; n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaciae; absence in 1g; n=5, c=2, m=10, M=300

South Africa
Dry pet food and pet treats, including canned pet food (certificate HA2788)

An import permit is required: Application to import finished Animal Feed and Petfood – DOCX (715 kb)

  1. The exported products were manufactured in an approved export facility under the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the non-ruminant (poultry and/or porcine and/or fish) animal origin materials were obtained from (delete as appropriate):
    1. animals that were born and raised in Canada or legally imported into Canada from USA and/or the raw material used in the production of the pet food or pet treats derived from animals presented for examination at slaughter and evaluated favourably for inclusion in pet food or pet treats, and were slaughtered under standards existing in Canada
    2. animals and carcasses not fit for human consumption but permitted in Canada to be used in the production of pet food or pet treats after having undergone an approved sterilization process.
  3. The only Ruminant origin materials were legally imported into Canada from Australia or New Zealand
  4. No Material of Canadian bovine origin (except dairy, rawhide, and protein free tallow) has been included in the final product.
  5. Imported ruminant origin ingredients have been segregated to ensure the product has not been commingled with ruminant ingredients from other countries or regions.
  6. The dry Pet Food ot Pet Treats have been sufficiently processed to ensure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products are routinely tested and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella; absence in 25g; n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaciae; absence in 1g; n=5, c=2, m=10, M=300
  7. The dry pet food or pet treat has been subjected to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout its substance.
  8. In case of canned pet food product, which is packed in hermetically sealed containers has been heat treated to reach a F0 value equal or greater than 3.0

Egypt (certificate HA2884)
(non-ruminant)

  1. The product has been manufactured and stored in approved pet food plant, which are under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
  2. The above mentioned product does not contain ruminant material, with the exception of milk and milk derivatives, gelatine and collagen (prepared from skins and hides), tallow containing less than 0.15% in weight of insoluble impurities.
  3. Poultry or fish are the only raw material of animal origin used in the manufacture of the pet food.
  4. Dry, semi-moist and dehydrated pet food products were sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens.
  5. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  6. The pet food described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.
  7. Appropriate controls are in place at the manufacturing and storage facilities to prevent contamination of eligible products with Specified Risk Material (SRM) and susceptible ruminant materials from a Non-BSE free country origin.
  8. The above mentioned product has undergone all precautions to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents after heat treatment.
  9. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.

Nigeria

The following links of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) highlight the documents required to clear pet food from the port.

Firstly, pet food to be imported into Nigeria, either flakes, biscuit, dried or wet canned or in bags, must be registered and the registration, as reflected in the registration guideline below, requires a local representative who shall be importing the product into Nigeria. When the product is registered, the agency will issue registration certificate known as marketing authorisation at the end of the registration procedure which includes GMP (Good manufacturing practices) inspection, laboratory assessment and evaluation of all required documentation. The registration certificate will be enrolled on the Nigeria Single Window for trade to facilitate importation procedure. The enrolment shall be done by the local company. Its at this point that the guideline for importation becomes applicable. No other permit is needed from NAFDAC when the product is registered

Secondly, the importer needs to meet the importation requirements as stated in the guidelines below. During clearance at port the document stated in the guidelines must be provided to NAFDAC officers at Port Inspection Directorate.

Read section "Request for certification" for the appropriate use of the in-house certificate HA2341.

A Free sale certificate is required and must be issued by CFIA.

North America

USA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) regulates the importation of animals and animal-derived materials to ensure that exotic animal and poultry diseases are not introduced into the United States.

Note 1: Neither the USDA nor the FDA require that animal material for the manufacture of pet foods come from animals that have been subjected to an ante-mortem inspection.

Note 2: The FDA has no tolerance for residues of phenylbutazone in animal material of equine origin and intended for use in the manufacture of pet food.

Raw pet food and/or treats (HA3025)

  1. No USDA import permits for Canadian raw pet food and/or treats is required.
  2. The certificate HA3025 is to be issued for every shipment.
  3. CFIA will inspect and approve on an annual basis facilities exporting raw pet food to USA every 2 years.
  4. As of January 3rd, 2022, and following the publication of the new rules on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in small ruminants, the import conditions for pet food have been updated and all the restrictions related to the small ruminant material have been removed. The USDA checklist has been amended accordingly.

When using certificate HA3025, the exporter's declaration should state that:

The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that:

  1. The pet food and/or treats containing animal products and by-products were produced in a facility or facilities located in Canada or the USA, under official supervision and authorized for export by the official competent veterinary authority in the country of origin.
  2. The raw material or ingredients used to produce the exported pet food/treats were derived only from country(ies) and/or region(s), a region or zone espace (insert the name), currently recognized by APHIS as free of diseases of concern with the species of origin.
  3. The raw pet food and/or treats were not derived from animals slaughtered/depopulated as part of a disease eradication and/or control process.
  4. The certified pet food/treats in the shipment meet the following requirements [check all that apply]:
    1. a) in case of bovine-origin raw material or ingredients, they include:
      • bovine hides-skins, bovine hide-derived gelatin or collagen, milk/milk products, and/or tallow composed of a maximum level of insoluble impurities of 0.15 percent by weight
      • other bovine raw material (meat/offal) that:
        1. 1. were harvested in a country recognized by APHIS as controlled BSE risk country
          1. i. were derived only from bovines that were not subject to a pithing process or a stunning process using a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity

          2. ii. do not contain and is not contaminated with APHIS-defined SRMs and mechanically separated meat derived from skull and vertebral column of bovines 30 months of age or older from controlled risk countries, and over 12 months of age from an undetermined risk countries

            and/or

          3. 2. were harvested in a country recognized by APHIS as negligible risk for BSE
    2. b) In the case of porcine material they contain materials derived from animals not slaughtered in an establishment located in a current USDA-APHIS recognized zone or region established due to the detection of African swine fever
    3. c) they contain animal material originating from:
      • avian species, not from Brazil
      • ovine and caprine species
      • other species (specify)
  5. The certified pet food/treats were produced and handled in a manner to ensure that such commodities do not contain and are not contaminated with material ineligible for export to the United States including ruminant meat and bone meal and greaves from APHIS-defined controlled or undetermined BSE risk countries, APHIS-defined SRMs and mechanically separated meat derived from skull and vertebral column of bovines 30 months of age or older from controlled BSE risk countries and over 12 months of age from an undetermined BSE risk countries.

Shelf-stable thermally processed pet food/chews/treats (certificate HA2828)

  1. No USDA import permits for Canadian shelf-stable thermally processed pet food/treats/chews is required.
  2. The certificate HA2828 can be used for single or multiple shipments and is valid for a period of 30 days.
  3. CFIA will inspect and approve facilities exporting pet food to USA every 2 years.
  4. As of January 3rd, 2022, and following the publication of the new rules on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in small ruminants, the import conditions for pet food have been updated and all the restrictions related to the small ruminant material have been removed. The USDA checklist has been amended accordingly.

When using the certificate HA2828, the exporter's declaration should state that:

  1. The thermally processed pet food/chews/treats containing animal products and by-products were produced in a facility or facilities located in Canada or the USA, under official supervision and authorized for export by the official competent veterinary authority in the country of origin.
  2. The certified pet food/chews/treats in the shipment meet the following requirements [check all that apply]:
    1. a) they contain no bovine-origin raw material or ingredients
    2. b) in case of bovine-origin raw material or ingredients, they include:
      • bovine hides-skins, bovine hide-derived gelatin or collagen, milk/milk products, and/or tallow composed of a maximum level of insoluble impurities of 0.15 percent by weight
      • bovine blood/blood product produced in Canada:
        1. i. obtained from slaughtered bovines that were not subject to a pithing process or a stunning process using a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity, and which passed ante-mortem inspection
        2. ii. by utilizing a blood collection method that prevents contamination of the blood with APHIS-defined SRMs
      • other bovine raw material (meat/offal) that:
    3. a) were harvested in a country recognized by APHIS as controlled BSE risk country
      1. i) were derived only from bovines that were not subject to a pithing process or a stunning process using a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity

      2. ii) do not contain and is not contaminated with APHIS-defined SRMs and mechanically separated meat derived from skull and vertebral column of bovines 30 months of age or older from controlled risk countries, and over 12 months of age from an undetermined risk countries

        And/Or

    4. b) were harvested in a country recognized by APHIS as negligible risk for BSE
      • ruminant processed animal proteins originating only from a country recognized by APHIS as negligible risk for BSE
  3. The certified pet food/chews/treats were sufficiently thermally processed to ensure the destructions of pathogens that represent a risk to animal health and to be shelf-stable without refrigeration.
  4. The certified pet food/chews/treats were produced and handled in a manner to ensure that such commodities do not contain and are not contaminated with material ineligible for export to the United States including ruminant meat and bone meal and greaves from APHIS-defined controlled or undetermined BSE risk countries, APHIS-defined SRMs and mechanically separated meat derived from skull and vertebral column of bovines 30 months of age or older from controlled BSE risk countries and over 12 months of age from an undetermined BSE risk countries.

Others (use in-house certificate HA2341)

  • A USDA import permit is still required when:
    • A company that has imported heat-treated, shelf-stable dried and canned finished products from another country (except USA) and wants to re-export them to the USA.
    • The pet food has not been heat treated.
    • During the transition period during which the companies have not been approved under the new procedure.
    • Research samples are shipped from Canada to the USA unless they are compliant with all import conditions of the HA2828.

When an import permit is required, the in-house certificate (HA2341) must be used. It must list the import requirements as mentioned on the import permit. It must refer to the import permit. Read section "Request for Certification".

When using in-house certificate HA2341, the exporter's declaration must include the following information:

  • USDA import permit number
  • a copy of valid import permit attached to the declaration
  • the exporter's reference number and/or batch number
  • a description of the product based on the description listed on the USDA import permit (for example, "pet food" or "pet treats")
  • the animal-based ingredients (based on the description listed on the import permit, for example, "pork", "poultry" or "fish")
  • that the product meets the specific conditions as mentioned on the USDA import

Agreement of CFIA with third countries for Additional certification

Note: The CFIA has reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture USDA (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA (USA) and the SAGARPA (Mexico) to issue additional certification to Canadian import requirements for export of animal origin materials (by-products, meals, fish meal and fish oil) from those countries to Canada for the manufacture of pet food (in Canada) which will be exported to third countries (EU, Russia and Ukraine).

USA

Current Agreements for imported ingredients:

For any other imported ingredient not covered by these agreements, contact the CFIA district veterinarian to find out how to proceed.

Mexico

Note: As of October 29, 2019, Animal products and by-products exported to Mexico, must be presented in new boxes, bags or packaging, must come free of ectoparasites and without signs of disease. In case they come in small sacks, combos, boxes and containers these must come in pallets, and the labels must match the documentary information. The containers must come free of organic residues, both in their inside and outside and with chilling equipment and anti-spilling system, when required.

Mexico
Pet food containing no ingredients of animal origin (certificate HA2554)

  1. The pet food does not contain ingredients of animal origin.

Mexico
Pet food (certificate HA2730)

  1. The product originates from the country indicated in this certificate.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material of animal origin was derived from healthy animals which received ante- and post-mortem inspection in slaughterhouses under official sanitary control.
  3. The product has been prepared and stored in a plant approved and supervised by the competent authority.
  4. The product is deemed fit for dogs and cats consumption.
  5. In the case of product containing avian origin material, the facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that:
    • the country of origin is free of Newcastle Velogenic, highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
      Or
    • the raw material has been heat treated at a temperature of 60°C for a minimum of 10 minutes
      Or
    • the raw material and/or the product were heat treated in hermetically-sealed containers, to a minimum F0 value of 3.0
      Or
    • the raw material and/or the product has been heat treated to reach internal temperature of at least 70°C.
  6. In the case of product containing porcine origin material, the facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that:
    • the country of origin is free of foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and hog cholera (classical swine fever)
      Or
    • the raw material has been heat treated at a temperature of at least 69°C for a minimum of 30 minutes
      Or
    • 80.5°C for a minimum of 3 minutes
      Or
    • the raw material and/or the product were heat treated in hermetically-sealed containers, to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
      Or
    • the raw material and/or the product has been heat treated to reach internal temperature of at least 70°C.
  7. In the case of product containing ruminant origin material, the facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that:
    1. The country of origin is free of foot-and-mouth disease.
    2. The product contains milk, milk proteins, gelatin and collagen (exclusively prepared from hides and skins), and protein free tallow (with less than 0.15% of insoluble impurities).
    3. The product contains ovine or caprine ingredients derived from Canadian animals or from materials or animals legally imported from Australia or New Zealand.
    4. The product contains bovine meat which originates from countries classified by the World, Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties (OIE)) as negligible or controlled risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and does not contain any of the following materials of bovine origin: brain, eyes, spinal cord, skull and small intestine (distal ileum). Controls are in place to prevent cross contamination with these materials.
  8. In the case of product containing animal product meals, the facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the meals meet the following conditions (certify the correct option):
    1. The porcine or poultry meals originate from the country indicated in this document as the country of origin of the product or have been legally imported, and in both cases, originate from rendering plants approved by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food.
    2. The caprine and/or ovine meals were legally imported from Australia and/or New Zealand, countries considered free of scrapie and negligible risk for BSE.
    3. Tissues were processed to a minimum temperature of 80°C. Maximum moisture in the meal does not exceed 10%.
  9. In the case of product containing aquatic origin material, the product has been subjected to a heat treatment of at least 70°C for 5 minutes.

List of SAGARPA (Spanish only) approved facilities: For the complete list, click on "Consulta general".

Agreement of CFIA with third countries for Additional certification

Note: The CFIA has reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture USDA (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA (USA) and the SAGARPA (Mexico) to issue additional certification to Canadian import requirements for export of animal origin materials (by-products, meals, fish meal and fish oil) from those countries to Canada for the manufacture of pet food (in Canada) which will be exported to third countries (EU, Russia and Ukraine).

Mexico

Current Agreement for imported ingredients:

For any other imported ingredient not covered by these agreements, contact the CFIA district veterinarian to find out how to proceed.

Central and South America

Argentina (certificate HA2840)

  1. The processing establishment is authorized by the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country, and all its equipment is subject to cleaning and disinfection processes that will ensure the absence of primary residual materials of a distinctly different origin from its ingredients.
  2. The animals from which the product was obtained were not slaughtered as a result of the control and/or eradication of diseases and did not originate from areas subject to restriction of movement due to diseases of the species, and were slaughtered in establishments officially authorized by the Veterinary Authority(β).
  3. The animals(β) from which the pet food was obtained passed the ante mortem exam and were submitted to the post mortem exam.
  4. The pet food(α):
    1. was subjected to a thermal process that involved an extrusion in which the high atmospheric pressure causes a high temperature over a short period of time.
    2. was subjected to a commercial sterility thermal process that resulted in a value of Fo > 3 and during and after the process, were kept hermetically sealed maintaining their commercial sterility.
    3. was subjected to a thermal process in which a temperature of at least 80⁰C was reached for 30 minutes in the whole product, or another equivalent thermal treatment approved by SENASA.
  5. Necessary precautions were taken after processing to prevent any contact with any source of contamination.
  6. The exported pet food(α):
    1. do not contain in their composition, material of ruminant origin.

      Or

    2. containing material of ruminant origin(α):
      1. (4) The exported pet food contains animal materials of bovine origin originating from [(Insert country(ies) of origin)space](γ)  officially recognized by the WOAH, as a country with a negligible risk for BSE without having an indigenous case for this disease(γ)

        And (Or)

      2. (α) The exported pet food contains bovine animal materials (except meat and bone meal) originating from [(Insert country(ies) of origin)space](γ) officially recognized by the WOAH, as a country with a negligible risk for BSE with indigenous case and the raw material meet the following sanitary requirements.
        1. The animals from which the material originates were not stunned for slaughter with a method using air or gas injection in the cranial cavity, or by cutting of the spinal cord.
        2. The raw material of bovine origin used to produce the exported pet food were prepared and handled in a way to prevent any contamination with: brain, eyes, skull and spinal cord, from cattle above 30 months of age at the time of slaughter and tonsils and distal ileum form bovine of any age).
        3. The raw material of bovine origin did not contain or had no contact with mechanically separated meat from the skull and spinal column of cattle over 30 months of age.

        And (Or)

      3. (α) The food contains bovine meat and bone meal originating only from [Canada], officially recognized by the WOAH as having a negligible BSE risk with indigenous cases and the raw material complies with the following health requirements:
        1. The animals from which the material originates, were born and remained until slaughter in the exporting country or were imported from a country with the same or higher BSE sanitary status
        2. The animals from which the material originates, were born after the date from which the ban became fully effective, to feed the ruminants meat and bone meal or greaves derived from ruminants.
        3. The animals from which the material originates were not stunned for slaughter with a method using air or gas injection in the cranial cavity, or by cutting of the spinal cord.
        4. The raw material of bovine origin used to produce the exported pet food were prepared and handled in a way to prevent any contamination with: brain, eyes, skull and spinal cord, from cattle above 30 months of age at the time of slaughter and tonsils and distal ileum form bovine of any age).
        5. The raw material of bovine origin did not contain or had no contact with mechanically separated meat from the skull and spinal column of cattle over 30 months of age.

        And (Or)

      4. (α) The food contains bovine animal material originating only from [(Insert country(ies) of origin)space](γ), officially recognized by the WOAH as having a controlled BSE risk status and the raw material complies with the following health requirements:
        1. The animals from which the material originates were not stunned for slaughter with a method using air or gas injection in the cranial cavity, or by cutting of the spinal cord.
        2. The raw material of bovine origin used to produce the exported pet food were prepared and handled in a way to prevent any contamination with: brain, eyes, skull and spinal cord, from cattle above 30 months of age at the time of slaughter and tonsils and distal ileum form bovine of any age).
        3. The raw material of bovine origin did not contain or had no contact with mechanically separated meat from the skull and spinal column of cattle over 30 months of age.
        4. The pet food does not contain as raw material meat and bone meal from countries officially recognized by the WOAH as having a controlled BSE risk status.

        And (Or)

      5. (α) The exported pet food contains (α) the following ingredients:  milk and milk products/hides and skins/gelatin and collagen prepared exclusively from hides and skins/protein free tallow (with a maximum of insoluble impurities of 0.15% in weight)/dicalcium phosphate (with no trace of protein or fat) as the only bovine ingredients,

        And (Or)

      6. (α) The exported pet food contains ovine/caprine raw material originating from [(Insert country(ies) of origin)space](γ) a recognized Scrapie free country(ies) by the Republic of Argentina.

        And (Or)

      7. (α) The exported pet food contains(α): meat (excluding: skulls, with brain, ganglia and eyes; vertebral column, including ganglia and spinal cord; tonsils; thymus; spleen; intestine; adrenal glands; pancreas; liver and any protein products derived from them), hides and skins, gelatin, collagen prepared from hides and skins, tallow (maximum level of insoluble impurities of 0.15% by weight), dicalcium phosphate without traces of protein or fat of the species [ovine and/or caprine].
      8. (α) The raw material certified in points a), b), c) and/or d) are the only components of bovine origin.
      9. (α) The raw material certified in points e) and/or f) are the only components of ovine or caprine origin.
  7. The merchandise/packaging to be exported bears the official stamp or seal or printed identification that certifies that this merchandise comes from the establishments listed in this certificate and is correctly labelled and has an identification that enables its fitness for export to the Republic of Argentina to be recognized.
  8. The handling, loading and transport conditions comply with the internationally recommended hygiene and health standards and ensure the necessary precautions to avoid contact of the pet food with any potential source of contamination with it.

Note:

This certificate is for export of pet food, cooked and dried and/or low acidity hermetically packed and/or extruded, containing or not ingredients of ruminant origin.

(α) Cross out as appropriate

(β) Applies only to ruminants

(γ)  The country(ies) of origin of the ruminant raw material(s) must be validated by the DNSA upon agreement of the CVI model. Check the website https://nube.senasa.gob.ar/s/Tx3MRoitkr76fmx

Asia

China

GACC: General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China represents the competent authority in China.

Preamble: The CFIA inspects the facility looking to export to China and recommends approval. After reviewing the documentation, GACC can choose to have the facility audited or not. If GACC approves the facility, it will be registered on the list of approved facilities. It should be noted that even if a facility is approved for export to China, the product must also be registered with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MARA) before it can be exported. In order for the product to be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the following steps must be taken:

  1. The company must first submit its paper application package through their local contact or representative to the Ministry of Agriculture for evaluation
  2. After review by the Ministry of Agriculture, if the product is satisfactory, the package will be forwarded to MARA's internal laboratory system
  3. The laboratory staff will look over the application and will advise the applicant (directly) if samples are required to be submitted, and their quantity. In this case, the necessary information to import these samples and the laboratory of destination will be provided

Refer to GACC list of approved pet food plants (#13) (Chinese only).

Only approved GMO ingredients (PDF) (Chinese only) and approved feed additives by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture are allowed for use in pet food intended for export to China.

Refer to Chinese Ministry of Agriculture lists for the approved list of additives.

If the exported product contains no ruminant ingredient or raw material and is declared as being free of ruminant ingredient, a PCR testing is mandatory.

If the exported product contains raw material or ingredients from ruminants (except dairy products, tallow containing less than 0.15% insoluble impurities and gelatin made from hides), these must absolutely come from establishments approved by GACC and from negligible BSE risk countries.

Access the list of establishments approved by GACC (Chinese only) to export ruminant material to China.

Note: as of October 20, 2021, China confirmed the following:

  • China recognize the current existing practice at local ports of no requiring of MARA registration certificates anymore for imported pet food products
  • GACC confirmed that CFIA may go ahead to issue certificate for approved manufactures to export their pet food products without MARA registration certificate

China (certificate HA2756)

  1. The pet food processing plant is approved and supervised by the authorized department of the country or region and has undergone establishment registration with GACC.
  2. The finished product does not contain and has not been contaminated during production, storage and transportation with ruminant material originating from Canada or any controlled BSE risk country, except for dairy products, tallow with less than 0.15% of insoluble impurities, and gelatin made from hides and skins.
  3. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that in the case of non-ruminant animal raw material, the raw material are obtained from animals that have been slaughtered in an officially approved slaughter house and did not show any clinical signs of infectious diseases after having undergone ante and post-mortem inspections, did not originate from slaughtered animals that were slaughtered due to an epidemic outbreak and did not originate from dead animals.
  4. The finished product has been tested by PCR method and did not show evidence of ruminant material.
  5. In case of Ruminant raw materials, the materials originate from countries with negligible BSE risk and from GACC registered establishments; are traceable; and are not cross contaminated with other ruminant products during production, storage and transportation.
    • name of animal raw material: (insert name)
    • animal species: (insert species)
    • country of origin: (insert country)
    • name of sourcing facility: (insert name)
    • official registration number: (insert number)
  6. In case of fish origin raw material, the raw material were derived from fish or other animals, caught in the open sea, except sea mammals and by-products from plants manufacturing fish products for human consumption.
  7. In case of plant origin raw material, the plants do not contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients which have not been approved by the Chinese competent authorities (CAs).
  8. The used additives are in compliance with the requirements laid down in relevant Chinese laws and regulations of food additives.
  9. The processed pet food has been subjected to a heat treatment of a least 90°C for 15 minutes, throughout its substances or has undergone other treatments approved by GACC to effectively eliminate any pathogens.
  10. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging, on which it is clearly indicated that the content is destined for feeding to pets only, bear labels indicating Not For Human Consumption.
  11. The product complies with relevant Chinese safety and hygiene standards for pet food and does not contain any toxic or hazardous substances which are harmful to animal health.
  12. The finished product has been analyzed by random sampling of at least 5 samples taken during or after storage at the processing plant and complied with the following standards: on a basis of at least 5 samples for each lot processed, selected at random during or after storage at the processing plant, and meeting the following standards:
    • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g

Hong Kong (no import requirements):

Read section "Request for certification" for the appropriate use of the in-house certificate HA2341.

India (certificate HA2870)

The list of additives/supplements including vitamins authorized to be used in pet food is provided in this attached file.

  1. The exported product was manufactured with:
    • meat/meat products of healthy poultry
    • meat/meat products of healthy lamb, sheep, goat and pig origin
    • Fish and fish products
  2. The exported product originates from meat/meat products, obtained from healthy animals which have undergone ante-mortem and post-mortem inspections.
  3. The exported product does not contain any ingredient of specific risk materials from ruminant origin as defined by WOAH, except:
    • milk/milk products
    • protein-free tallow of ovine or caprine origin; and
    • ovine or caprine materials or ingredients that have been legally imported from countries free from TSE group of diseases

    The following information shall be provided:

    Description Country of Origin Certificate number Competent authority Date of issuance
  4. The exported product has been subject to one of the following heat treatments:
    1. a) In case of dry pet food:
      • 90°C throughout its substance, or
      • each of its animal origin materials underwent heat treatment at 90°C for one second, or
      • 70°C for 30 minutes, or
      • 80°C for 9 minutes.
    2. b) In case of canned and moist pet food:
      • have been processed at a temperature to attain F0 value not less than 3.0 or
      • have been processed at a temperature to attain Fc value not less than 3.0
  5. Before actual dispatch the exported product was examined by a random sampling of at least five (5) samples from each processed batch taken during or after storage at the processing plant, and test results shows:
    1. a) In case of dry pet food:
      • facultative aerobic micro-organisms (Enterobacteriacae) not more than 5x103 CFU per gram or per milliliter of sample
      • absence of Salmonella in 25 gram or 25 ml of sample
    2. b) In case of canned and moist pet food:
      • sulphite reduced clostridium per gram or per milliliter of sample not more than 5x103
  6. Dehydrated products were adequately dried to prevent microbiological growth mentioned above or their water activity (wa) is routinely checked to ensure that it is not higher than 0.93.
  7. The exported product was not produced with material originating from:
    1. animals kept for agricultural production, which died but were not slaughtered, including stillborn and unborn animals, and, without prejudice to instances of emergency slaughtering for reasons of welfare, and farm animals that have died in transit
    2. animals which were killed in the context of disease control measures either on the farm or in any other place designated by the competent authority
    3. animal waste, including blood originating from animals which showed, during veterinary inspection carried out at the time of slaughtering, clinical signs of disease communicable to man or other animals
    4. those parts of animals slaughtered in the normal way which were not presented for post mortem inspection, with the exception of hides, skins, hooves, feathers, wool, horn, blood and similar products
    5. meat, poultry meat, fish and foodstuffs of animal origin which were spoiled
    6. the dog and cat food products has been produced in sanitary conditions and contains no harmful substances
    7. fish or offal from fish which was excluded from human consumption because of clinical signs of an infectious disease
    8. was not produced from using meat of animals which are prohibited by any other law in the territory of Union of India for international trade
    9. processed animal protein derived from high risk material
  8. The exported food does not contain meat of animals which are prohibited by any Indian law for international trade, like beef, beef tallow, beef flavor and any kind of bovine tissue in any form of bovine origin.
  9. The exported product has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  10. The exported product was packed in new packaging material.
  11. Product containers are properly sealed.

Indonesia (certificate HA2722)

  1. The pet food product has been manufactured in a facility that is approved and monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
  2. The pet food product does not contain ruminant material, except milk and derivatives originating from non BSE-Free countries.
  3. Dry, semi-moist and dehydrated pet food products were sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens. The pet food has been heat treated using the following method (check appropriate selection)
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes
    • box 80°C for at least 1  minute.
  4. In the case of canned products in hermetically sealed containers, the pet food product has been manufactured according to standard canning processing procedures and has been subjected to at least 116 degrees Celsius for a period of not less than 15 minutes.
  5. In the case of tallow used as an ingredient, the level of insoluble impurities is less than 0.15% in weight.
  6. The pet food product has undergone all precaution to avoid contamination with Salmonella and other pathogenic organisms.
  7. The pet food product was packed and sealed in new packaging material at the manufacturing facility and labelled as a pet food product with the list of ingredients and the nutritional information.
  8. The pet food product can be sold without restriction in Canada.

Japan

Based on past experience and confirmation from MAFF AQS, no animal health certification is required for fully processed cooked pet food (finished, packaged, ready for retail sale, shelf-stable) produced through extrusion or hermetically sealed to be imported to Japan.

Fully processed cooked means that materials must be:

  • cooked and dry "crunchy" (kibble type products produced through an extrusion process) or
  • semi-moist products produced through an extrusion process or
  • hermetically sealed products (packaged using a retort process).

If materials do not meet the above criteria, like pet food not fully heat-treated, with high moisture content, not in a retail/consumer package, it is always recommended that Canadian exporters ask their Japanese importers to consult with MAFF AQS prior to their first export to Japan.

Read section on in house certificate (HA2341) under chapter Request for Certification.

An animal health certificate is required for the following pet food products:

  • meat jerky and freeze dried meat products (except of bovine/ovine/caprine origins as Canada has no access for processed beef products);
  • external tissues such as hides, hooves (except caprine origin)

Non extruded Pet food derived from poultry (certificate HA3068)

The list of plant approved to export non extruded pet food containing poultry can be found at: https://www.maff.go.jp/aqs/tetuzuki/product/attach/pdf/index-2.pdf

  1. This certificate can be used for pet food derived of poultry or poultry and fish.
  2. This certificate cannot be used for pet food derived of porcine. In this case the importer needs to get in touch with AQS and request the import requirements.
  3. Canada currently does not have access to export pet food derived from caprine and/or ovine of any origin.
  4. As a note, MAFF AHD has requested the CFIA to advise the Canadian suppliers that, when a Japanese importer imports the pet food products from Canada, they should still consult with AQS to confirm whether or not their importing products are eligible for import under the agreed AH conditions now in place.

The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that:

  1. The ingredients of poultry origin and the animals they originate from, were obtained from NAI-free provinces.
  2. The animals from which the ingredients of poultry were obtained, were kept and raised in premises on which there have been no outbreak of Newcastle disease and other Canadian reportable diseases of the species, within 50 km and for at least 90 days before slaughter.
  3. The establishments where the exported products were processed is under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and is approved for export to Japan.
  4. either:
    1. a. The exported products were derived from poultry that did not show any clinical signs of reportable diseases following an ante-and post-mortem inspection conducted by the government inspector at slaughterhouses

      Or,

    2. b. The exported products were derived from poultry that have been confirmed clinically healthy following an antemortem inspection conducted by the government inspector at slaughterhouses, and the pet food or its ingredients have been subjected to one of the following heat treatment:
      1. 90°C for 1 minute
      2. 80°C for 9 minutes or
      3. 70°C for 30 minutes
  5. The exported products derived from poultry for export to Japan are packaged in new and clean packaging and ready for retail sale for companion animal consumption.
  6. The exported products derived from poultry for export to Japan have been handled and stored in a safe and sanitary manner until the shipment to Japan.

Korea (certificate HA2777)

Notes:

  1. Certification of pet food shipments in accordance with Canadian definitions of raw materials and ingredients may resume until further notice.
    1. In case the exported pet food contains vitamins coated or not with gelatin, there are 2 options on how to complete the box "animal species" on the certificate:
      1. Omit the ingredients of the vitamins (animal specie), because vitamins are not subject to quarantine.
        or
      2. Specify: Ovine (vitamin D3), Porcine (vitamin D3)
    2. All exported products must be packaged ready for retail showing a proper design, product name, barcode, etc. In other words the products must be packaged in regular packaging that are used for retail in Canada. Plain packages (for example, blank white bags) are not allowed. The repackaging in Korea for smaller portions is allowed only if the imported package is retail-ready.
  1. The product referred to above may be freely sold in Canada as dog and cat food.
  2. The pet food does not contain any material or ingredient derived from ruminants (except for milk and milk products, protein free tallow with maximum level of insoluble impurities of 0.15% in weight and gelatin made from hides).
  3. Raw materials of animal origin in the said product are of Canadian origin or have been legally imported into Canada from Australia, New Zealand or USA.
  4. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw materials used in the production of the pet food were derived from animals presented for examination at slaughter and evaluated favourably for inclusion in pet food, and were slaughtered under standards existing in Canada.
  5. The producing plant has been authorized and is supervised by the Canadian government.
  6. Dry, semi-moist, and dehydrated pet food products were sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products (except hermetically sealed containers) were routinely tested and found negative for Salmonella.
  7. Packaging materials:
    1. Canned products are packaged in hermetically sealed containers, pouches.
    2. All products are packaged in new packaging material and packaged ready for retail.
  8. In the case of pet food derived from poultry or poultry products, the pet food has been heat treated at its core temperature equivalent to or greater than the following conditions to ensure the destruction of avian influenza and Newcastle viruses (check appropriate selection):
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes
    • box 80°C for at least 1 minute
    • box 90°C throughout the substance
  9. The above mentioned product has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

Malaysia (certificate HA2778)

  1. The pet food product has been manufactured in a facility that is approved and monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
  2. The pet food product does not contain ruminant material from non-BSE-Free countries, except milk and derivatives, gelatine and collagen made from hides and skins and protein free tallow with less than 0.15% in weight of insoluble impurities and its derivatives.
  3. The dry, semi-moist and dehydrated pet food products were sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens. The pet food has been heat treated using the following method (check appropriate selection):
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes
    • box 80°C for at least 1 minute
    • box 90°C throughout the substance
  4. In the case of canned products in hermetically sealed containers, the pet food product has been manufactured according to standard canning processing procedures and has been subjected to a heat treatment of not less than 121°C for at least 3 minutes.
  5. The pet food product has undergone all precaution to avoid re-contamination with Salmonella and other pathogenic organisms.
  6. The pet food product was packed and sealed in new packaging material at the manufacturing facility and labelled as a pet food product with the list of ingredients and the nutritional information.
  7. The pet food product can be sold without restriction in Canada.

Philippines (certificate HA2794)

  1. The above mentioned product does not contain animal ingredients derived from ruminant excluding ruminant ingredients originated from Australia and/or New Zealand.
  2. In the case of dried or semi-moist products, the above mentioned product was produced in such a way that the ingredients of animal origin have been heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substance.
  3. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  4. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is used in the manufacturing of pet food products.
  5. The pet foods described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.
  6. The above mentioned product has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

Singapore (certificate HA2786)

  1. The pet food does not contain animal origin material derived from bovine (except for milk, milk products and tallow with a maximum of 0.15% of insoluble impurities).
  2. The pet food producing plant has been authorized and is supervised by the Canadian government.
  3. Canned products are packaged in hermetically sealed containers – pouch.
  4. All products are packaged in new packaging material.
  5. In the case of dried or semi-moist products, the above mentioned product has undergone heat treatment at minimum of:
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes
    • box 80°C for at least 1 minute
    • box 90°C throughout the substance
  6. In the case of wet products (hermetically sealed container) the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  7. All precautions have been taken to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

Taiwan

BAPHIQ: The "Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine" represents the competent authority in Taiwan.

Preamble: The CFIA inspects and approves facilities on behalf of BAPHIQ by completing the verification list. Once the establishment is approved, the facility will be registered on a list of approved facilities. BAPHIQ can choose to audit or not the Canadian pet food industry at any time.

Annex to certificate: BAPHIQ requests a detailed description of the exported products. Use the annex designed for this purpose.

Taiwan
Pet chews (certificate HA2789)

  1. In the case of pet chews derived from cloven-hoofed animals, the rawhide materials were derived from animals that originated in Canada or have been legally imported from the USA.
  2. In the case of pet chews derived from poultry, the rawhide materials were derived from animals that originated in Canada or have been legally imported from the USA.
  3. The manufacturing plant is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the production and packaging of pet chews.
  4. The rawhide has been dehaired, degreased, dried and is free of blood and dirt.
  5. The products are transported in new and clean containers.

Taiwan
Pet food (certificate HA2790)

  1. The product has been manufactured in a plant approved and supervised by the competent authority.
  2. Importation of rendered ruminant-derived proteins and tallow with more than 0.15% of insoluble impurities from countries that are not recognized to be of negligible risk of BSE is prohibited in Canada.
  3. The manufacturing plant does not process any bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk material (Ruminant Meat and bone meal (MBM), greaves, tonsils and distal ileum, brain, eyes, spinal cord, skull and vertebral column from cattle of all ages) from Canada or any other country with a reported case of BSE.
  4. The above mentioned product does not contain BSE risk materials as defined above and does not contain bovine viscera, mechanically separated meat (MSM) from the skull and vertebral column from cattle over 30 months.
  5. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that in the case of pet food containing bovine raw material of Canadian origin, the raw material was obtained from animals that have been slaughtered in approved abattoirs and were subjected to ante- and post-mortem inspection. The animals were not subjected to a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injection compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity, nor to a pithing process.
  6. In the case of pet food containing bovine ingredients (except for gelatin, collagen, chondroitin, glucosamine, dicalcium phosphate and dairy products):
    • description of bovine ingredient: (insert ingredient)
    • country of origin: (insert country)
  7. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  8. In the case of dry pet food, the product has been heat-treated during the manufacturing process and the core temperature reaches one of the following parameters to ensure the destruction or inactivation of relevant pathogens:
    • box 70°C for 30 minutes or more or
    • box 80°C for 9 minutes or more or
    • box 90°C throughout the substance
    • box 100°C for 1 minute or more.
  9. There has been no co-mingling of any ingredients with any BSE risk materials at any time. Effective measures were taken to prevent the pet food from being contaminated by pathogens of other animal infectious diseases in raw materials and throughout manufacturing and packing process.
  10. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.

Taiwan
Canned Pet Food (not containing bovine ingredients)

For canned pet food not containing bovine ingredients, no export certificate is required. An exporter's declaration stating that the pet food does not contain bovine ingredients is required unless the label clearly demonstrates that no bovine ingredients were used in the canned pet food.

Canned pet food products not containing bovine material are not regulated by BAPHIQ. Therefore, Canadian plants producing this type of pet food are not subject to pre-approval by BAPHIQ

Read section "Request for certification" for the appropriate use of the in-house certificate HA2341.

Canned Pet Food containing bovine ingredients must be exported using the certificate HA2790.

Taiwan
Pet food containing fish material and/or vitamin D as the only animal by-product

In the Taiwanese regulation, "Dog and cat food" refers to products containing animal ingredients derived from cloven-hoofed animals or poultry, intended for food or pet chew exclusively for dogs and cats. Therefore export certificates are not required for pet food products containing fish products and/or sheep wool grease vitamin D as the only material of animal origine.

There are 3 options when exporting this commodity to Taiwan:

  1. If the packaging or label of the pet food clearly shows that it contains fish and/or vitamin D, as the only source of animal origin, then no declaration or certificate is necessary.
    or
  2. Exporters provide a declaration signed by the company's senior manager stating that the exported pet food contains fish and/or vitamin D, as the only source of animal origin.
    or
  3. An in-house certificate can be issued stating that the exported pet food contains fish and/or vitamin D, as the only source of animal origin.

Thailand (certificate HA2791)

Note: The CFIA has received confirmation from the Thai authorities that companies manufacturing pet food must register their products before they can export them to Thailand. The registration of these products requires among other things to provide a certificate of free sale mentioning the name of the products to be registered. To obtain this certificate of free sale, contact your local CFIA district office. You will have to provide a declaration mentioning the list of products to be registered.

  1. The above mentioned product does not contain proteins derived from ruminant animals, with the exception of milk and milk by-products.
  2. In the case of dried or semi-moist products, the above mentioned product was produced in such a way that the ingredients of animal origin have been subject to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substance.
  3. The end product was examined by random sampling of at least 5 samples from each processed batch during storage or prior to dispatch and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g
  4. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  5. The pet food described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.
  6. The above mentioned product has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  7. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.

Middle East

Israël

Preamble: For a facility to be eligible for export to Israel, an appendix must be completed on an annual basis. The CFIA completes this appendix following an inspection. Contact your local CFIA district office.

Pet food (certificate HA2782)Footnote 2

  1. The above-described pet food:
    • was manufactured in Canada
      And/Or
    • was manufactured and packaged in the USA
      and
    • meets the requirements for importation into Israel and may be freely sold for companion animal feeding in the country of origin and in Canada
  2. The above-described pet food was produced in an establishment which is under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    And/Or
    was legally imported from the USA.
  3. In the case of canned pet food or retorted pouches, the product has been:
    1. Heat treated in hermetically sealed containers to a minimum F0 value of 3.0; and
    2. Manufactured and packaged complying with good manufacturing practice, sufficient to render it commercially sterile and free from pathogenic microorganisms.
  4. In the case of dry pet food and semi-moist pet food:
    1. The processed pet food or the ingredients of animal origin have been subjected to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substances, or any alternative processing method authorized by the competent authority;
    2. The product has been manufactured and packaged following good manufacturing practice, sufficient to render it microbiologically stable;
    3. The product was analyzed by a random sampling of at least 5 samples from each processed batch taken during or after storage at the processing plant and complies with the following standards:
      • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
      • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g
  5. The finished product does not contain and is not contaminated with commodities that should not be traded as defined in the B.S.E chapter of the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code. Ruminant meat and/or meat and bone meal legally imported into Canada from WOAH negligible risk countries are permitted as ingredients in companion animal feed.
  6. The finished product was stored in enclosed storage and has undergone all precautions to prevent contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

Jordan (certificate HA2752)

  1. The pet food product has been manufactured in a facility that is approved for export and monitored by the official competent authority.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material of animal origin was derived from healthy animals which were presented to ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection in slaughter houses and did not show any clinical sign of diseases communicable by the product to humans and animals.
  3. The pet food product does not contain ruminant material originating from non-negligible BSE risk countries as per the WOAH classification, except for milk and derivatives, tallow with insoluble impurities less than 0.15% in weight and gelatine made with hides and skins.
  4. The pet food has been sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products are routinely tested and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella; absence in 25g; n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0 B.
    • Enterobacteriaceae; absence in 1g; n=5, c=2, m=10, M=300
  5. In the case of canned pet food:
    1. the product has been heat treated in hermetically sealed containers to a minimum F0 value of 3.0; and
    2. the product was manufactured and packaged complying with good manufacturing practice
  6. In the case of dry pet food
    The processed pet food has been subjected to one of the following heat treatment:
    • box of at least 90°C throughout their substances or,
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes, or
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes
  7. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material labelled "Not For Human Consumption".
  8. The finished product was stored and transported in a manner to prevent contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

Saudi Arabia (certificate HA2785)

  1. The product contains no ingredients from bovine, ovine, caprine or any other animal species susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy from Canada or any other BSE-infested region or country. Products from ovine origin come from Australia and/or New Zealand.
  2. The above mentioned product does not contain blood and or ingredients of pork origin.
  3. There has been no co-mingling of any ingredients with any ruminant-origin items, except dairy products, from any BSE country at any time.
  4. In the case of dried or semi-moist products, the above mentioned product was produced in such a way that the ingredients of animal origin have been subject to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substance.
  5. The end product was examined by random sampling of at least five (5) samples from each processed batch during storage or prior to dispatch and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g
  6. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum F0 value of 3.0.
  7. The pet food described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.
  8. The pet food described above has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  9. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.

The United Arab Emirates (certificate HA2793)

  1. The products referred to above may be freely sold in Canada as dog or cat food.
  2. The pet food does not contain protein derived from ruminants (except for milk and milk products).
  3. Raw materials of animal origin in the said product are of Canadian origin or have been legally imported into Canada from Australia, New Zealand or USA.
  4. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that that the raw materials used in the production of the pet food were derived from animals presented for examination at slaughter and evaluated favorably for inclusion in pet food, and were slaughtered under standards existing in Canada.
  5. The producing plant has been authorized and is supervised by the Canadian government.
  6. Dry, semi-moist, and dehydrated pet food products were sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products (except for hermetically sealed containers) were routinely tested and found negative for Salmonella.
  7. For the packaging materials:
    • Canned products are packaged in hermetically sealed containers.
    • All products are packaged in appropriate (new) packaging material and packaged ready for retail.
  8. In the case of pet food derived from poultry or poultry products, the pet food has been treated to ensure the destruction of avian influenza virus, using the following method (check appropriate selection):
    • 70° C for at least 30 minutes;
    • 75° C for at least 5 minutes;
    • 80° C for at least 1 minute.
  9. Precautions have been taken to avoid recontamination of the product with pathogenic agents after heat treatment.

Oceania

Australia (Use certificate HA2341)

  • An import permit is required and issued by DAFF Biosecurity for almost all pet food products which contain animal, plant or microbial derived ingredients.
  • A copy of valid import permit with the exporter declaration must be submitted to CFIA certifying veterinarian.
  • The exporter's declaration should include the following:
    • DAFF import permit number
    • the exporter's reference number and/or batch number
    • description of the product (as per the import permit description for example Pet food, pet treat etc.)
    • animal origin ingredient (as per the import permit description for example Porcine, avian, fish etc.)
    • include specific conditions as mentioned on the DAFF import permit (use the same wording as per the import permit conditions)
    • read section on in house certificate (HA2341) under chapter Request for Certification

    When finished pet food contains imported ingredients for which Australia require specific conditions, additional certification may be required to ensure that Australian requirements are met.

French Polynesia (certificate HA2779)

  1. The product is of Canadian origin or has been legally imported into Canada from the USA.
  2. The product was prepared and stored at a facility supervised and controlled by the competent authority.
  3. It contains no ingredients from bovine, ovine, caprine or any other animal species susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy from any BSE-infected region or country. Products from ovine origin come from Australia and/or New Zealand.
  4. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the products were prepared exclusively using the following animal by products:
    • parts of slaughtered animals that are fit for human consumption under current Canadian law (Meat Inspection Act 1990), but are not intended for human consumption for commercial reasons
    • parts of slaughtered animals that have been declared unfit for human consumption, but are free of any sign of disease that may be transmitted to humans or animals, and are derived from carcasses that were fit for human consumption under current Canadian law
  5. The product was manufactured with ingredients of animal origin that are from a country designated by the WOAH as free of diseases of concern to the species or the products have been subjected to a heat treatment(s) sufficient to inactivate the diseases of concern.
  6. It has been analyzed by random sampling of at least five samples taken during or after storage at the processing plant and complied with the following standards: on a basis of at least five (5) samples for each lot processed, selected at random during or after storage at the processing plant, and meeting the following standards:
    • Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n= 5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g
  7. It has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  8. It has been packed in new packaging labelled "Not For Human Consumption".

New Zealand

You can find the import requirements for the various products at: Import health standard for shelf-stable petfoods containing animal products.

Shelf-stable pet food containing bovine material (Certificate HA2784)

The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the exported products do not contain any of the following specified risk materials (SRMs):

  1. the tonsils and distal ileum from bovine animals of all ages
  2. the skull, brain, eyes, spinal cord and vertebral column from bovine animals older than 30 months

For other products not containing bovine material

When applicable, read section "Request for certification" for the appropriate use of the in-house certificate HA2341.

An exporter's declaration must be included with the shipment.

Europe

Azerbaijan (certificate HA3058)

  1. The exported product has been manufactured and stored in a facility that is under official supervision.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the exported product was made from raw material which was obtained from animals that have been slaughtered and did not show any clinical signs of infectious diseases after having undergone ante and post-mortem inspections.
  3. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the ruminant meat and bone meal used in the exported product has been legally imported into Canada from countries recognized as negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in accordance with current WOAH criteria.
  4. The certified product was produced and handled in a manner to ensure that the product does not contain and is not contaminated with material ineligible for export to the importing country, including Specified Risk Material (SRM) as defined in Canada.
  5. In the case of dry pet food/treats, the exported product has been heat-treated during the manufacturing process and the core temperature has reached one of the following parameters to ensure the destruction or inactivation of relevant pathogens (check as appropriate):
    • box 70°C for at least 30 minutes,
    • box 75°C for at least 5 minutes,
    • box 80°C for at least 1 minute,
    • box 90°C throughout the substance,
    • box has undergone other treatments approved by the competent authority
  6. In the case of canned pet food, the product was processed to reach commercial sterility (F0 ≥ 3.0).
  7. The above mentioned product has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  8. The above-mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.
  9. The exported product described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.

European Union (EU)

Note: In the commission implementing regulation (EU) 2022/1375 of 5 august 2022, the EU denied the authorisation to use the ethoxyquin as an additive given that it has not been established that ethoxyquin does not have an adverse effect on animal health, human health or the environment, when used as a feed additive in the functional group 'antioxidants'.

Note: Export certification of pet food to the European Union, using Traces-NT EU system

Effective January 15, 2022, exporters of commercial pet food/treats/chews destined for the European Union (EU) will be required to use the Trade Control and Expert System New Technology (TRACES NT) to get their Export certificates.

TRACES NT

TRACES NT is an online portal to request export certificates. As the certificates are all electronic, exporters have access to the most up to date version of the certificate they require.

Using the TRACES NT system for export certificates provides a secure, convenient, streamlined process for doing business with the European Union (EU). The EU requires that all commodities entering the EU be accompanied by clearance documents prepared in TRACES NT. These documents can be easily prepared using a feature called "cloning", a process that is supported when the certificate was also generated in TRACES NT.

The entire package of documents is available in TRACES NT and serves as a pre-notification of the arrival of a consignment and therefore control authorities at EU border or at destination can plan their controls and secure inspection times at the border points. Once an EU login account and user access profile in TRACES NT have been created, linkages to existing EU eligibility lists can be made, that will streamline the certificate issuance process.

Advantages

Creating an EU TRACES NT login account and user access profile today, will ensure that all clearance documents contain accurate business information. This is important in order to avoid problems at the borders. For example minor differences in business name on documents could identify you as a different company or create a duplicate account.

What you need to know
  1. EU TRACES login page
    1. Ensure that the information inputted is accurate as this will be the official account and this information will be listed on further documentation (clearance documents) and to avoid the creation of duplicate accounts.
      Note: Deletion of duplicate accounts can only be completed by contacting the EU TRACES Helpdesk at SANTE-TRACES@ec.europa.eu or +32 2 297 63 50
  2. TRACES NT login page
  3. Send a request to validate the account by contacting the CFIA (the Central Competent Authority) – cfia.tracesntadministrator-tracestnadministrateur.acia@inspection.gc.ca
    1. You will receive an e-mail notification once your account has been validated. Validation is required before you can start to use TRACES NT
Then and Now

View a summary of the change in process by using TRACES NT.

Questions

For technical questions, regarding the TRACES NT system contact the TRACES NT helpdesk: SANTE-TRACES@ec.europa.eu or +32 2 297 63 50

*For example: if there is inaccurate information in your profile, which you are unable to change, or if there are duplicate profiles in the TRACES NT system, contact the EU TRACES NT Help Desk as described above.

For questions relating to the export process, export inspections, certificate issuance, contact your local CFIA office.

Note: The facility has to be approved for export to EU and be listed on TRACES. To do so, the EU check list has to be filled out during the annual inspection. Contact your local CFIA district office for more information.

For EU, the instructions on the issuance of certificates can be found in annex XV of EU Regulation 142-2011. Among other things, each page of the certificate must be signed and stamped.

Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES): List of approved establishments

  • For canned pet food: chapter 3A
  • For processed pet food other than canned foods: chapter 3B
  • For dogchews: chapter 3C
  • For raw pet food for direct sale or for animal by-products to be fed to fur animals: chapter 3D
  1. They were prepared and stored in a certified plant controlled by the competent authority under article 24 of Regulation (EC) no 1069/2009
  2. They were prepared using only the animal by-products listed on the appropriate certificate: Chapter 3A, 3B, 3C or 3D
  3. They underwent a thermal treatment as required in the certificate mentioned in point II
  4. Analyses (check off the appropriate box)
    • box For certificate Chapter 3A:
      They were analyzed, using samples from at least 5 containers sampled at random from each processed batch, using laboratory diagnostic methods aimed at making sure that the shipment has undergone the appropriate thermal treatment as stipulated in point II.3 of the certificate
    • box For certificates Chapter 3B, 3C or 3D:
      They were analyzed, using samples from at least 5 samples from each processed batch, sampled at random during or after being stored in the processing plant and satisfying the following standards
      • Salmonella: absence in 25 g: n = 5, c = 0, m = 0, M = 0,
      • Enterobacteriaceae: n = 5, c = 2, m = 10, M = 300 in 1 g.
  5. All precautions were taken to prevent contamination by pathogenic agents after processing
  6. They were packaged in the manner stipulated in the certificate mentioned in point II
  7. The petfood described above
    • either is derived from other ruminants than bovine, ovine or caprine animals
    • or is derived from bovine, ovine or caprine animals and does not contain and is not derived from
      • either bovine, ovine and caprine materials other than those derived from animals born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified as posing a negligible BSE risk in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC
      • or
        1. (a) specified risk material as defined in point 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council
        2. (b) mechanically separated meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals, except from those animals that were born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified as posing a negligible BSE risk in accordance with Commission Decision 2007/453/EC, in which there has been no indigenous BSE case
        3. (c) animal by-product or derived product obtained from bovine, ovine or caprine animals which have been killed, after stunning, by laceration of the central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity, or by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity, except for those animals that were born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified as posing a negligible BSE risk in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC

Note: On December 10, 2021, the CFIA was informed that the EU will no longer allow the usage of Titanium Dioxide in feed and food additives (regulation (EC) no 2090/2021 (PDF)).

European definition of SRM (point 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council): The following tissues shall be designated as specified risk material if they come from animals whose origin is in a Member State or third country or of one of their region with a controlled or undetermined BSE risk

  1. (a) as regards bovine animals
    1. (i) the skull excluding the mandible and including the brain and eyes, and the spinal cord of animals aged over 12 months
    2. (ii) the vertebral column excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the spinous and transverse processes of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and the median sacral crest and wings of the sacrum, but including the dorsal root ganglia, of animals aged over 30 months; and
    3. (iii) the tonsils, the last 4 metres of the small intestine, the caecum and the mesentery of animals of all ages
  2. (b) as regards ovine and caprine animals: the skull, including the brain and eyes, and the spinal cord of animals aged over 12 months or which have a permanent incisor erupted through the gum, or aged over 12 months as estimated by a method approved by the competent authority of the Member State of slaughter

Agreement of CFIA with third countries for Additional certification

Note: The CFIA has reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture USDA (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA (USA) and the SAGARPA (Mexico) to issue additional certification to Canadian import requirements for export of animal origin materials (by-products, meals, fish meal and fish oil) from those countries to Canada for the manufacture of pet food (in Canada) which will be exported to third countries (EU, Russia and Ukraine).

EU

Current Agreements for imported ingredients:

For any other imported ingredient not covered by these agreements, contact the CFIA district veterinarian to find out how to proceed.

Georgia

Note: Pet food containing more than 0.8% of genetically modified organisms (GMO) must be labelled as a product that contains GMO material.

On November 18, 2021, the CFIA received notification that Georgia has adopted the regulations (EU 1069-2009 and EU 142-2001) related to the animal by-products. New certificates must be used as of Oct 1st, 2021. Pet food facilities need to be inspected and approved for export to EU. Georgia has shared the following definitions:

Wild animal
any animal not kept by humans;
Pet animal
any animal belonging to species normally nourished and kept but not consumed, by humans for purposes other than farming.
Aquatic animals

fish belonging to the superclass Agnatha and to the classes Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes; mollusk belonging to the type of Phylum Mollusca; crustacean belonging to the subtype of Subphylum Crustacea;".

  • Certificate HA3001 – for canned Pet food
  • Certificate HA3166 – for processed pet food other than canned pet food (Dry Pet Food)

The import requirements are the same as those of the European Union mentioned above.

Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

From April 1, 2021, the following certificates must be used for all exports to Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

  • Certificate HA3098 – for flavouring innards for use in the manufacture of pet food
  • Certificate HA3099 – for animal by-products for the manufacture of pet food
  • Certificate HA3100 – for processed pet food other than canned pet food (Dry Pet Food)
  • Certificate HA3101 – for canned Pet food
  • Certificate HA3102 – for pet Chews
  • Certificate HA3103 – for raw Pet Food

The import requirements are the same as those of the European Union mentioned above.

References to Great Britain in this certificate include Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

References to European Union legislation within this certificate are references to direct EU legislation which has been retained in Great Britain (retained EU law as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

List of establishment in non-EU countries approved to export animal products to Great Britain

Russia (certificate HA2823)

Note: A provisional procedure is in place since December 6, 2017 for the export certification for live animals, animal products and by-products (including pet food) to Russia. Contact your local CFIA Animal Health district office for more information.

  1. The above mentioned products of animal origin were manufactured in the establishments, which fulfill the necessary veterinary health requirements, authorized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for supplying product for export and are under the supervision of the Canadian Veterinary Service.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the pet foods are manufactured from raw materials derived from animals (including birds) originating from the premises and administrative territories, officially free from contagious diseases of the animals (including birds), namely:
    • African swine fever, African horse sickness, pest in camel and rinderpest – during 3 years in the country;
    • Food-and-mouth disease, sheep pox, and goat pox and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia – during 12 months in the administrative unit.
  3. Processed animal proteins used in the manufacture of the pet foods have been derived from material which has been processed in an authorized inedible rendering plant and has been heated throughout its substance to a temperature 133 degrees C not less than 20 minutes at a pressure of 3 bars or processed according to an officially approved alternative heat treatment system achieving equivalent bacteriological security and random samples comply with the following standards:
    • Clostridium perfringens: absence in 1 g
    • Salmonella: absence in 25 g, n=5, c=0,m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2,m=10, M=300 in 1g
  4. The pet foods are not manufactured by using beef, beef by-products, other raw materials derived from bovine as well as meat-bone meal which originate from Great Britain and from administrative territories of other countries which were not free from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
  5. Processed animal proteins and/or other components of the pet foods were subjected to heat treatment with the temperature not less than 90 degrees C internal temperature during the manufacture of the pet foods.
  6. Random samples of the finished product were found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella: 0 in 25g.
    • Total plate count: 500,000 in 1g.
  7. The end product was packed in new material and satisfies the necessary sanitary requirements.
  8. Means of transport are treated and prepared in accordance either the rules approved in the exporting country.

Note: Processed animal proteins (meals) do not need to be tested for Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp or Enterobacteriaceae as indicated on the export certificate if they are heat treated in a way that destroy all pathogens of concern provided that the finished product is tested for those pathogens and the results are negatives. For Clostridium perfringens, a result of < 10 CFU/ gram is considered an absence for export of pet food to Russia.

Agreement of CFIA with third countries for Additional certification

Note: The CFIA has reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture USDA (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA (USA) and the SAGARPA (Mexico) to issue additional certification to Canadian import requirements for export of animal origin materials (by-products, meals, fish meal and fish oil) from those countries to Canada for the manufacture of pet food (in Canada) which will be exported to third countries (EU, Russia and Ukraine).

Russia

Current Agreement for imported ingredients:

For any other imported ingredient not covered by these agreements, contact the CFIA district veterinarian to find out how to proceed.

List of approved establishments for the export to Russia.

Switzerland

Same conditions as EU.

Türkiye

Note: There is zero tolerance to GMO and its traces.

The requirements are the same as those for the European Union mentioned above.

List of approved GMO events

  • Certificate HA2753 – for canned pet food
  • Certificate HA2754 – for processed pet food other than canned pet food (Dry Pet Food)
  • Certificate HA2755 – for pet chews
  • Certificate HA3081 – for animal by-product for pet food manufacturing

Ukraine

Note: The facility must be approved for export to Ukraine. To do so, the European Union Pet Food check list has to be filled out during the annual inspection. Contact your local CFIA district office for more information.

Dry pet food (HA2827)

  1. They were prepared and stored in a certified plant approved by the Competent Authority.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material comes from animals that originate from countries that are either negligible or controlled risk for BSE in accordance with requirements of the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
  3. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (health certificates) certifying that the ovine and caprine raw material originates from countries that are free of scrapie.
  4. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material comes from animals that have passed an ante-mortem inspection and did not show clinical signs of anthrax and brucellosis.
  5. They were prepared using only the animal by-products listed at the item III of the certificate.
  6. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the the processed pet food does not contain or is not derived from:
    1. specified risk material or mechanically separated meat from the bones of bovine, caprine and ovine animals. The animals from which processed pet food is derived were not slaughtered/killed by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity after stunning or laceration of central nervous tissue after stunning by means of elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity;
      or,
    2. materials other than the materials from bovine, ovine or caprine animals, which were born, reared and slaughtered in a country or region with a classified negligible BSE risk in accordance with the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
  7. The dry pet food:
    1. was subjected to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout the whole substance or to a drying or fermentation process authorized by the competent authority of the country of origin, or (in case of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates other than species pathogenic to humans or animals) be subjected to a treatment which is authorized by the competent authority of the country of origin and ensures that pet food does not pose hazard to human or animal health,
      or,
    2. was produced exclusively from ingredients listed in item IV of the certificate.
  8. The processed pet food does not contain any milk or milk product of ovine or caprine origin except from a country recognized as Scrapie free.
  9. After processing, the end product has been stored in a manner ensuring that no contamination or infection of the product with pathogenic agents of diseases communicable to humans or animals will take place.
  10. Processed pet food has been packed in new packaging. In case processed pet food is dispatched in ready-for-sale packages, it is clearly indicated that their content is solely intended to feed pets. Such packages bear a label with "not for human consumption" indication.

Canned pet food (HA2986)

  1. They were prepared and stored in a certified plant approved by the Competent Authority.
  2. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material comes from animals that originate from countries that are either negligible or controlled risk for BSE in accordance with requirements of the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
  3. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the ovine and caprine raw material originates from countries that are free of scrapie.
  4. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the raw material comes from animals that have passed an ante-mortem inspection and did not show clinical signs of anthrax and brucellosis.
  5. They were prepared using only the animal by-products listed at the item IV of the certificate.
  6. The facility has in its possession the supporting documents (traceability certificates, invoices and health certificates for imported ingredients) certifying that the processed pet food does not contain or is not derived from:
    1. specified risk material or mechanically separated meat from the bones of bovine, caprine and ovine animals. The animals from which processed pet food is derived were not slaughtered/killed by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity after stunning or laceration of central nervous tissue after stunning by means of elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity
      or,
    2. materials other than the materials from bovine, ovine or caprine animals, which were born, reared and slaughtered in a country or region with a classified negligible BSE risk in accordance with the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code
  7. The canned pet food was subjected to heat treatment to a minimum of F0 value of 3 in hermetically sealed containers
  8. The processed pet food does not contain any milk or milk product of ovine or caprine origin except originating from a country recognized as Scrapie free.
  9. After processing, the end product has been stored in a manner ensuring that no contamination or infection of the product with pathogenic agents of diseases communicable to humans or animals will take place.

Agreement of CFIA with third countries for Additional certification

Note: The CFIA has reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture USDA (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA (USA) and the SAGARPA (Mexico) to issue additional certification to Canadian import requirements for export of animal origin materials (by-products, meals, fish meal and fish oil) from those countries to Canada for the manufacture of pet food (in Canada) which will be exported to third countries (EU, Russia and Ukraine).

Ukraine

Current agreement for imported ingredients:

For any other imported ingredient not covered by these agreements, contact the CFIA district veterinarian to find out how to proceed.

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