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Industry guidance on inspection requirements for processing, table stock and seed potatoes and other regulated things leaving PEI

Following the potato wart Ministerial Order, industry in Prince Edward Island (PEI) is required to follow different inspection requirements for seed, processing and table stock potatoes and other regulated things originating from PEI. The following diagrams provide additional guidance on these inspection requirements.

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Processing potatoes

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Description of infographic – Processing potatoes

Non-restricted area

  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export certification
  • Domestic markets
    • Washed and sprout inhibitor
      • Must go directly to processor
        • Exemption, according to the Ministerial Order
  • Unwashed
    • Preventive control plan at origin:
      • Photocopy of blanket movement certificate must accompany each shipment
      • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
      • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the movement certificate
      • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
      • Compliance agreement at destination
        • Written authorization required from CFIA

Restricted area

  • Domestic markets
    • Unwashed or washed
      • Preventive control plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of blanket movement certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the movement certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Compliance agreement at destination
          • Written authorization required from CFIA
  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export certification

Processing potatoes: Bulk, bulk totes, packages over 50 lbs

Written authorization: Movement Certificate, Authorization Letter

Restricted area: Any field or place identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an Index field, Adjacent field, Primary Contact field or Other Contact field as per the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan

Compliance Agreement: An audit-based quality management system approach used to mitigate the phytosanitary risks associated with the handling of the regulated things throughout the activities of a receiving facility

Preventive Control Plan: Written document that demonstrates risks are identified and controlled

*Note that the restrictions on movement within PEI are defined by the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan

Seed potatoes

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Description of infographic – Seed potatoes

Field-grown seed potatoes

  • For use on PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador
      • To be used for planting stock and for recertification within PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador
      • Other than:
        • Seed potatoes originating from Category D fields until not detected, results of soil samples are confirmed
        • Seed potatoes originating from parent fields, until not detected results of soil samples are confirmed
      • Seed potatoes originating from these fields can only be planted in Category A, B or C fields within PEI until non-detected soil results are received
        • Documents as per National Seed potato Certification Program (PEI only)
        • Written authorization from CFIA required (NL only)
  • For domestic markets
    • Move to provinces other than Newfoundland and Labrador
      • Evaluation on case-by-case basis
      • In alignment with international phytosanitary standards
        • Certification pending authorization
  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export certification

Nuclear stock seed potatoes

  • All markets
    • As per the current certification program, exempt
      • Exemption, according to the Ministerial Order

Field-grown seed potatoes: Soil grown

Nuclear stock seed potatoes: Grown in a soil-free environment (in vitro or protected environment)

Category A: Index fields, where potato wart has been detected

Category B: Adjacent fields, next to Category A fields, not separated by a physical barrier or more than 15m wide

Category C: Primary Contact fields, may have had soil or host plants transferred to them from a Category A field or had common equipment moved to them directly after use in a Category A field

Category D: Other Contact fields, where common equipment has been shared with a Category A field

National Seed Potato Certification Program: Supplies Canadian growers of seed, table stock and processing potatoes with certified seed which is of high varietal integrity and is relatively free of tuber borne diseases

Parent field(s): Field(s) of the seed source

Table stock potatoes

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Description of infographic – Table stock potatoes

Non-restricted area

  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export certification
  • Domestic markets
    • Washed and sprout inhibitor
      • Must go directly to retail, consumer, repacking or packaging
        • Exemption, according to the Ministerial Order
    • Unwashed packed
      • Preventive Control Plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of Movement Certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the Movement Certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Compliance Agreement at destination
          • Written authorization required from CFIA
    • Unwashed bulk
      • Preventive Control Plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of Movement Certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the Movement Certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Compliance Agreement at destination
          • Written authorization required from CFIA

Restricted area

  • Domestic markets
    • Unwashed packed
      • Preventive Control Plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of Movement Certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the Movement Certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Compliance Agreement at destination
          • Written authorization required from CFIA
    • Unwashed or washed bulk
      • Preventive Control Plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of Movement Certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the Movement Certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Compliance Agreement at destination
          • Written authorization required from CFIA
    • Washed and packed and sprout inhibitor
      • Preventive Control Plan at origin:
        • Photocopy of Movement Certificate must accompany each shipment
        • Plant debris and soil mitigation controls on vehicle prior to movement
        • Moved within Canada directly to the destinations indicated on the Movement Certificate
        • Keep and retain all documents for a period of 10 years
        • Must go directly to retail or consumer
          • Written authorization required from CFIA
  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export certification

Table stock potatoes: Commercially packed packages of 50 lbs or less, or in bulk, bulk totes, packages over 50 lbs

Written authorization: Movement certificate, Authorization letter

Restricted area: Any field or place identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an index field, adjacent field, primary contact field or other contact field as per the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan

Compliance agreement: Written document that demonstrates risks are identified and controlled

Preventive Control Plan: Written document that demonstrates risks are identified and controlled including traceability, segregation and transportation

*Note that the restrictions within PEI are defined by the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan

Plants for planting

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Description of infographic – Plants for planting

Non-restricted area

  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export Certification
  • Domestic markets
    • Propagated in soil
      • Produced under a systems approach, or
      • Bare root free from soil, or
      • Other (access on a case-by-case basis)
        • Written Authorization required from CFIA
    • Propagated in soil-free growing media
      • Must go to a retailer, processor, packer or consumer
        • Exemption, according to the Ministerial Order

Restricted area

  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export Certification
  • Domestic markets
    • Propagated in soil or in soil-free growing media
      • Produced under a systems approach
      • Bare root free from soil
        • Written Authorization required from CFIA

Written Authorization: Movement Certificate, Authorization letter

Restricted Area: Any field or place identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an Index field, Adjacent field, Primary Contact field or Other Contact field as per the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan (PWDLTMP)

Systems approach: An audit-based system that incorporates different measures to mitigate the risk associated with the spread of a pest

*Other than potatoes

Root crops

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Description of infographic – Root crops

Non-restricted area

  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export Certification
  • Domestic markets
    • Unwashed
      • Compliance agreement at destination, or
      • Produced under a systems approach
        • Written Authorization required from CFIA
    • Washed and free from soil
      • Must go to a retailer, processor, packer or consumer
        • Exemption, according to the Ministerial Order

Restricted area

  • Domestic markets
    • Washed
      • PCP at origin or phytosanitary inspection at each shipment
      • No requirement at destination
        • Written Authorization required from CFIA
    • Unwashed
      • Compliance agreement at destination
        • Written Authorization required from CFIA
  • Export markets
    • Export to any country where import requirements can be met
      • Export Certification

Written Authorization: Movement Certificate, Authorization letter

Restricted Area: Any field or place identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an Index field, Adjacent field, Primary Contact field or Other Contact field as per the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan (PWDLTMP)

Compliance Agreement: An audit-based quality management systems approach used to mitigate the phytosanitary risks associated with the handling of the regulated articles throughout the activities of a receiving facility

Preventive Control Plan: Written document that demonstrates how risks are identified and controlled

Systems approach: An audit-based system that incorporates different measures to mitigate the risk associated with the spread of a pest

*Other than potatoes

Restrictions on the movement of potatoes within PEI are defined by the Potato Wart Domestic Long Term Management Plan.

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