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Import policies: pet food

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulates pet food imports and related products to prevent animal diseases from being introduced into Canada.

The following products are regulated under the Health of Animals Regulations if they are imported into Canada.

Personal imports

Travellers may bring into Canada a personal import of pet food (limit of 20 kg), if the import meets all of the following requirements:

Commercial imports

A review of the specific risks is required before the CFIA will issue an import permit. In some cases, the CFIA may require an inspection of the producing establishment in the foreign country to obtain more information before it makes a decision.

Specific import requirements, based on the applicable animal health policies, can be reviewed in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).

Notices to industry

Additional government and industry information

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