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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.

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D- 95-03: Plant protection policy for marine vessels arriving in Canada from areas regulated for AGM (Lymantria dispar, Lymantria albescens, Lymantria postalba, Lymantria umbrosa) Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Pests, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2022-01-19 HTML
Lymantria monacha (Nun moth) - Factsheet Regulated Pests 2012-01-19 HTML
AGM – fact sheet Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Pests, Regulated Pests, Risk Management 2021-12-08 HTML
Inspect Before Entry: AGM Insects, Regulated Pests 2013-09-20 HTML
Tetropium fuscum (Fabricius) - Fact sheet Regulated Pests 2019-05-14 HTML
Industry Questions and Answers Regulated Pests 2016-05-04 HTML
BSLB Risk Mitigation Program Regulated Pests 2015-07-20 HTML
Elements of a Site Specific Plan: A Guide for Applicants to the BSLB Risk Mitigation Program Regulated Pests 2013-06-05 HTML
Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Infested Places Order (the Province of Nova Scotia) Regulated Pests 2015-04-15 HTML
Emerald Ash Borer - Photos Regulated Pests 2012-05-17 HTML
Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Articles Regulated Pests 2012-05-17 HTML
Emerald Ash Borer - Latest Information Regulated Pests 2023-11-10 HTML
How to identify the presence of EAB: Signs and Symptoms Regulated Pests 2012-05-18 HTML
Recommended Alternatives to Ash Trees Regulated Pests 2012-05-18 HTML
Asian longhorned beetle Preferred Host Trees Regulated Pests 2016-05-11 HTML
Areas regulated for the emerald ash borer Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2021-03-16 HTML
Questions and Answers: Wasps as biological control agents for Emerald Ash Borers Regulated Pests 2018-01-19 HTML
AGM Critical Response Plan
To Prevent the Incursion of AGM via Marine Vessels
Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2015-04-24 HTML
Notice to Industry - Transitioning to a province-wide regulated area for BSLB Regulated Pests 2015-05-27 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update to regulated zones for Lymantria dispar Regulated Pests 2017-05-17 HTML
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