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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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- 95-18: Seed Potato Certification Program - Investigation Procedure after Clavibacter michiganensis Subsp. sepedonicus Has Been Detected on a Seed Potato Farming Unit Exports, Policy Directives 2020-02-18 HTML
D-08-01: Certification Program for Heat-Treated/Dehydrated Shredded or Chopped Forage Products Of or Containing Hessian Fly Host Material Produced in Canada for Export to Japan Exports 2013-11-14 HTML
D- 96-08: Import and Domestic Movement Requirements, Sorghum spp. Exports, Policy Directives 2014-08-05 HTML
D-02-10: Canadian Phytosanitary Certification Program for Seeds (CPCPS) to Meet the Phytosanitary Import Requirements of the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2014-06-13 HTML
D-06-04: Seed Potato Tuber Quality Management Program (SPTQMP) Domestic Movement, Exports, Policy Directives 2017-10-06 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 2012-09-25 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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