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Notice to Industry: Delay of implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products

January 22, 2021

The animal health import policy Milk and Regulated Milk Products (AIED-DIEA-IE-2001-4-7) has been replaced by Chapter 10.4 and Annex 15.3 of the Terrestrial Animal Products and Byproducts: Import Policy Framework.

Import conditions for foods and beverages with milk ingredients will be updated to reflect the new policy. Once these changes have been implemented, foods and beverages containing milk or milk products may be imported from any country provided that they are consumer prepackaged and may be stored at ambient temperature before opening. Foods and beverages containing milk that are imported in bulk or require refrigeration or freezing before opening may only be imported from countries approved by the CFIA and zoosanitary certification will be required. Changes to the import conditions for specific foods and beverages containing milk affected by the policy updates, originally planned for February 2021, have been delayed and will be published in the Automated Import Reference System in April 2021.

Please contact cfia.apabpimport-importation.pespa.acia@canada.ca for further information.

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