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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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Advertising - Using Prefixes that May/May Not be Brand Names in Association with Variety Names Additional Information 2013-03-24 HTML
Inadvertent release of unapproved PNTs Additional Information 2013-03-24 HTML
Seed Program Regulatory Authority Standard SPRA 101 - Definitions, acronyms and references for the seed program Additional Information 2023-03-03 HTML
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