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Guidance Document Repository

The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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A note on Food Guidance

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. This information is now available in the Guidance Finder: Food.

Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.

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Document Name Activities Date modified Type
RG-3 Regulatory Guidance:
Pet Food Not Approved for Use in Livestock Feed
Regulatory Guidance 2019-12-27 HTML
RG-7 Regulatory Guidance:
Prudent Use of Veterinary Drugs in Livestock Feeds
Regulatory Guidance 2012-02-10 HTML
RG-2 Regulatory Guidance:
Feeding of Poultry Manure to Cattle Prohibited
Regulatory Guidance 2014-10-09 HTML
RG-4 Regulatory Guidance:
Disposal of animals, their products or by-products through commercial inedible rendering
Regulatory Guidance 2018-08-30 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Feed Registration Procedures and Labelling Standards
Regulatory Guidance 2018-08-16 HTML
RG-5 Regulatory Guidance:
The Enhanced Feed Ban Statement, Lot Numbers and Record Retention for Animal Food, Labels and Documentation
Regulatory Guidance 2013-08-27 HTML
RG-6 Regulatory Guidance:
Ethanol Distillers' Grains for Livestock Feed
Regulatory Guidance 2020-06-24 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 1 – Administrative Requirements for Pre-market Assessment and Product Registration of Livestock Feed
Regulatory Guidance 2020-05-25 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 2 - Data Requirements for Single Ingredient Approval and Feed Registration
Regulatory Guidance 2019-06-18 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 4 - Labelling and Guarantees
Regulatory Guidance 2019-03-19 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 5 - Research with Livestock Feeds
Regulatory Guidance 2018-08-03 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 7 - Additional Information
Regulatory Guidance 2012-07-27 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 6 - Sampling and Laboratory Requirements
Regulatory Guidance 2018-09-21 HTML
Change Over to Specified Risk Material (SRM) Removed Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) Production in Rendering Plant Operations Regulatory Guidance 2012-07-26 HTML
Change Over to Specified Risk Material (SRM) Removed Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) in Feed Production Regulatory Guidance 2012-08-03 HTML
RG-8 Regulatory Guidance:
Contaminants in Feed (formerly RG-1, Chapter 7)
Regulatory Guidance 2017-10-16 HTML
Fish By-Product Renderers Regulatory Guidance 2013-05-19 HTML
Measurement of Feed Carryover Level Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2013-10-22 HTML
Validation of Equipment Cleanout (other than Production Sequencing) - Record of Decision - Request for Review of Feed Inspection Policies and Procedures Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2013-10-25 HTML
Production Sequences - Record of Decision - Request for Review of Feed Inspection Policies and Procedures Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2013-10-25 HTML
Veterinary Prescription Feeds - Record of Decision - Request for Review of Feed Inspection Policies and Procedures Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2013-08-31 HTML
Feed Facility Record Removal and Retention Policy Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2017-10-06 HTML
RG-9 documentation to support market access for livestock feeds – mixed feeds and single ingredient feeds Regulatory Guidance 2021-09-08 HTML
Record of Decision regarding a Request for Review of Feed Inspection Policies and Procedures Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2020-03-18 HTML
RG-1 Regulatory Guidance:
Chapter 3 - Specific registration information by feed type
Regulatory Guidance 2021-06-14 HTML
RG-10 Importing livestock feeds (mixed feeds and single ingredient feeds) into Canada Regulatory Guidance 2021-04-26 HTML
Veterinary health products for use in livestock feeds: guidance for feed manufacturers Inspection Procedures, Regulatory Guidance 2021-08-13 HTML
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