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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Variety naming guidelines Application Process 2022-04-05 HTML
Seed sample requirements for Plant Breeders' Rights application Application Process 2021-05-05 HTML
Purchasing foreign distinctness, uniformity and stability (DUS) test results in lieu of conducting comparative tests and trials in Canada Application Process 2022-04-05 HTML
Instructions for filing a Plant Breeders' Rights Application Application Process 2021-09-21 HTML
Legal Representative Statement - Assignment before the issue of Plant Breeders' Rights Application Process 2014-11-07 HTML
Assignment of Plant Breeders' Rights Application Process 2014-11-07 HTML
Plant Breeders' Rights authorization of agent Application Process 2014-11-07 HTML
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