Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence

January 21, 2021

Currently, importers of meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed eggs, processed fruits or vegetables, honey, maple and fresh fruits or vegetables are required to hold a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence (SFC licence) to import food into Canada.

CFIA Validating of Safe Food for Canadians Licences

January 20, 2021

CFIA is working toward a date to begin validating Safe Food for Canadians licences on import declarations with the intent of issuing rejections on declarations that do not have a valid licence number. Prior to implementation, CFIA has developed a number of communications products to raise awareness with importers and brokers.

CBSA Message: TCC21-011 Client Support Contact Information for Freight Forwarders

January 20, 2021

Clients Affected: All clients and service providers who transmit trade data using EDI and Portal.

Changes to regulated area for the North American gypsy moth

January 19, 2021

Following a pest risk assessment, risk management considerations and comments received during consultation of the Risk Management Document, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated D-98-09: Comprehensive policy to control the spread of the North American gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar in Canada and the United Sta