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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
PI-016: Procedure for inspecting regulated articles for freedom from soil, plants, plant parts and related matter Guidance Documents 2018-08-08 HTML
QSM-09: Compliance Agreement (CA) Guidance Documents 2014-04-01 HTML
National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for Potato Growers Biosecurity, Guidance Documents 2013-03-19 HTML
PI-005: Seed Potato Inspection Manual Guidance Documents 2014-02-12 HTML
PI-005: Appendix A – Seed Potato and Relative Plant Protection Policy Directives Guidance Documents 2013-11-05 HTML
PI-005: Chapter 8 Tuber Inspection Requirements Guidance Documents 2017-06-14 HTML
PI-009: Seed Potato Tuber Inspection Guidance Documents 2015-10-06 HTML
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