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Regulatory Stock Review Plan

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public list and description of planned reviews of regulations that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing within a two-year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future.

The stock review plan is developed through careful review and consultation on various CFIA regulations to determine how they can better serve Canadians, and is also based on initiatives identified through the Targeted Regulatory Reviews. This stock review plan includes 7 initiatives that respond to commitments made in various Regulatory Review Roadmaps (including 5 from the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap, 1 from the International Standards Regulatory Roadmap, and 1 from the Digitalization and Technology-Neutral Regulations Roadmap).

The stock review plan identifies a CFIA contact point for the planned reviews. This plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect the CFIA's regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

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Stock Review Plan (2024 to 2026)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

CFIA Fees Notice

Feeds Act

Food and Drugs Act

Health of Animals Act

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Plant Protection Act

Safe Food for Canadians Act

Seeds Act

Regulations amending several regulations administered by the CFIA

Review of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Enabling act(s) Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment No previous review as this is a miscellaneous package.
Start of review 2018
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2024)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2024)
Enabling act(s) Canadian Food Inspection Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 4 – aligning the feeds fees with the Feeds Regulations, 2024) for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment The service descriptions were reviewed and are being updated to align with the modernized Feeds Regulations, 2024.
Start of review 2022
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatcheries with the Health of Animals Regulations)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatcheries with the Health of Animals Regulations)
Enabling act(s) Canadian Food Inspection Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – aligning the service fees for hatchery with the Health of Animals Regulations), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment

Amendments to Part 11 of the CFIA Fees Notice were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on November 12, 2022. These amendments were made to align the service descriptions for hatcheries with the modernized Health of Animals Regulations, which were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on November 9, 2022, and to repeal fees associated with services that are no longer offered by the CFIA. No changes were made to the remaining fees and no new fees were introduced.

Start of review 2022
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 16 – Fish Inspection Fees)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 16 – Fish Inspection Fees)
Enabling act(s) Canadian Food Inspection Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 16 – Fish Inspection Fees) for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment This part of the CFIA Fees Notice is being reviewed to address inconsistencies with fish import fees.
Start of review 2024
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Feeds Regulations, 2024
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Feeds Regulations, 2024
Enabling act(s) Feeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Feeds Regulations, 2024, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 1983
Start of review 2014
Further information

The proposed regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on June 12, 2021.

A "what we heard" report was published on the CFIA website in December 2022

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)
Enabling act(s) Food and Drugs Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment This initiative relates to the Regulatory Reviews.
Start of review 2013
Further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment A previous review was conducted in 2015 under the context of registered and non-registered cattle, and related amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on August 5, 2015.
Start of review 2019
Further information The proposed amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule – regulated maximum amounts for bison) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on July 10, 2021.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Eligible labour expenses)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Eligible labour expenses)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Eligible labour expenses), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment The Regulations were previously reviewed and amended in 2019 to enable compensation for disposal costs to owners in primary or secondary control zones. There have been no previous reviews in the context of personal labour expended to dispose an animal ordered destroyed.
Start of review 2023
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (updated duck species)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (updated duck species)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (updated duck species), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment The maximum amounts for each animal listed in the schedule to the regulations, including ducks, were completely updated in 2007.
Start of review 2024
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (compensation for the disposal costs of things)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (compensation for the disposal costs of things)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (compensation for the disposal costs of things), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment The regulations were previously reviewed and amended in 2019 to enable compensation for disposal costs to owners in primary or secondary control zones.
Start of review 2024
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2006
Start of review 2017
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (Livestock identification and traceability)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2014
Start of review 2015
Further information The proposed regulations to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (Livestock identification and traceability) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 18, 2023. A "what we heard" report  was published on the CFIA website on February 12, 2024.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (aligning Canada's regulations with international standards on pet food), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment There have been no previous review of the regulations in the context of standards for pet food, however, this item was identified through the Regulatory Reviews.
Start of review 2022
Further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the International Standards Regulatory Roadmap.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (improving regulatory agility in international waste management), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment There have been no previous review of the regulations in the context of international waste management, however, this item was identified through the Regulatory Reviews.
Start of review 2022
Further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the Digitalization and Technology-Neutral Regulations Roadmap.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations
Enabling act(s) Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2012
Start of review 2017
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests)
Enabling act(s) Plant Protection Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Protection Regulations (updating regulatory measures and tools for plant pests), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2017
Start of review 2022
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (City of Lloydminster)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (City of Lloydminster)
Enabling act(s) Safe Food for Canadians Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (City of Lloydminster), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment The SFCR were published in 2018 and there has been no formal review of the regulations as it relates to interprovincial trade.
Start of review 2023
Further information The proposed regulations to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (City of Lloydminster) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on February 10, 2024.
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)
Enabling act(s) Seeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (seed modernization), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2007
Start of review 2017
Further information

Refer to the CFIA's seed regulatory modernization to learn more about this initiative.

This regulatory initiative is associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Enabling act(s) Plant Protection Act, Health of Animals Act and Seeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment Not applicable as this is a miscellaneous package.
Start of review 2018
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Recently completed reviews

Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 – descriptions of fertilizer privileges)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 – descriptions of fertilizer privileges)
Enabling act(s) Canadian Food Inspection Act
Rationale and narrative Formerly included in the CFIA's Forward Regulatory Plan.
See outcomes below for more information.
Date of last review or amendment The modernized Fertilizers Regulations, were published in 2020, and the CFIAs Fees notice was reviewed and updated to reflect the new regulations.
Start of review 2021
Outcomes

Amendments were made and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 23, 2023:

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – non-application of fees in the case of emergency transit of regulated animals)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 11 – non-application of fees in the case of emergency transit of regulated animals)
Enabling act(s) Canadian Food Inspection Act
Rationale and narrative Formerly included in the CFIA's Forward Regulatory Plan.
See outcomes below for more information.
Date of last review or amendment The Health of Animals Regulations were amended in 2021, and the CFIA's Fees notice was reviewed and updated to reflect the amended regulations.
Start of review 2022
Outcomes

Amendments were made and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 23, 2023:

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation – formerly known as food labelling modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation)
Enabling act(s) Safe Food for Canadians Act and Food and Drugs Act
Rationale and narrative

Formerly included in the CFIA's Forward Regulatory Plan.
See outcomes below for more information.

Date of last review or amendment These regulations have not previously been reviewed together as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were only published in 2018.
Start of review 2013 (non-health and safety labelling requirements)
Outcomes

Amendments were made and published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on July 6, 2022:

This regulatory initiative was associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca
Review of the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative

Formerly included in the CFIA's Forward Regulatory Plan.
See outcomes below for more information.

Date of last review or amendment 1980s (Hatchery Regulations) and 1991 (Health of Animals Regulations)
Start of review 2003
Outcomes

Amendments were made to the Health of Animals Regulations (Hatchery) and published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on November 9, 2022.

The Hatchery Regulations were repealed as a result of the amendments to the HAR. Following the 12-month transitional period for the amendments, the Hatchery Exclusion Regulations were repealed in February 2024.

This regulatory initiative was associated with the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Roadmap.

Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Recently approved regulatory amendments

  • Recently approved regulatory amendments enacted and published in the Canada Gazette, Part II are listed here.