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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
D-03-07: Canadian Barley, Oat, Rye, Triticale and Wheat – Policy on Export to Countries with Requirements for Dwarf Bunt (also known as TCK) via Transfer Elevators along the St. Lawrence Seaway and Halifax Exports, Policy Directives 2016-04-20 HTML
D-08-02: Pre-Shipment Approval Program for the Export of Grain from Canada Exports, Policy Directives 2013-07-24 HTML
D-08-01: Certification program for heat-treated/dehydrated shredded or chopped forage products of or containing Hessian Fly (Mayetiola destructor (Say)) host material produced in Canada for export to Japan and the Republic of Korea Exports 2021-07-19 HTML
D- 96-08: Import and Domestic Movement Requirements, Sorghum spp. Exports, Policy Directives 2014-08-05 HTML
D-03-14: Canadian Hay Certification Program to certify hay for export Exports, Policy Directives 2021-07-15 HTML
D-02-10: Canadian Phytosanitary Certification Program for Seeds (CPCPS) to meet the phytosanitary import requirements of the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2021-07-16 HTML
PI-008: Inspecting Ships that Carry Grain and Grain Products for Export Exports 2013-11-29 HTML
D-11-04: Canadian Compliance Program for Grain Screening Pellets (GSP) to meet the phytosanitary import requirements of the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2012-02-26 HTML
D-06-01: Compliance Program for the Export of Niger Seed Products from Canada to the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2012-02-28 HTML
D-10-02: The Canadian Grain Sampling Program (CGSP) Exports, Policy Directives 2022-05-09 HTML
PI-001: Inspection Procedure: Inspecting Facilities that Export Grains and Field Crops Exports 2020-12-02 HTML
Canadian Grain Sampling Program Audit Manual Exports, Guidance Documents 2022-05-02 HTML
D-14-01 : Pilot Canadian Compliance Program for the Export of Canary Seed (Phalaris canariensis) to Mexico Exports, Policy Directives 2015-11-12 HTML
D-15-04: Audit-based Compliance Program for the Export of Canadian Wild Rice to China Exports, Policy Directives 2016-09-22 HTML
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