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A Guide to Identifying Food Products Affected by the Proposed Imported Food Sector Product Regulations

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Complete Guide

This Guide provides information to help identify food products affected by the proposed Imported Food Sector Product Regulations. As such, it is solely intended as a reference tool made available to assist industry in making a determination if their product falls within the scope of the Regulations. The CFIA accepts no responsibility, legal, financial or otherwise, for any loss that users may incur from its use. Users are urged to exercise their own due diligence and should consult the legislation relevant to their industry. For ease of reference, refer to the list of federal legislation on the CFIA website.

For detailed information about which foods are included under the proposed new regulations, importers can consult the following self identification tool. Importers should begin with the Step A, which is a screening tool to broadly determine if an importer is, or may be, affected. Importers can then proceed to the relevant commodity area(s) in Step B for information about specific products. Importers of products classified as Imported Food Sector (IFS) products according to the tool will be affected by the proposed regulations. If after using this tool an importer is still uncertain if they will be affected by the proposed regulations, they can contact the CFIA for assistance.

Please note that other conditions of import may also apply to all foods. Refer to the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) for information on current import requirements by food commodity.

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