ARCHIVED - Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2013-14

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The CFIA refuses entry to shipments that are not compliant with Canada's requirements. This is done before the product reaches the Canadian border.

In the following tables, "prohibited" means that the shipment was refused entry due to non-compliance with regulatory requirements. "other" refers to information on the required documentation that is either missing or inaccurate.

In addition to the food related acts and regulations administered by the CFIA, shipments can be refused entry under the Health of Animals Act and Regulations and the Plant Protection Act and Regulations.

The Health of Animals Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the introduction of animal diseases into Canada, to control and eliminate diseases that either affect human health or could have a significant impact on the Canadian livestock industry.

The Plant Protection Act and Regulations provide the legislative authority to prevent the importation, exportation and spread of pests injurious to plants. Plants and plant products, including certain fresh fruits and vegetables, are subject to plant protection import requirements.

2014 - January to March

Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2014-03-25 ham sample Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-03-03 bacon United States other
2014-02-09 fresh chestnuts in shell China other
2014-01-30 cured ham and sausages vacuum sealed Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-01-10 cucumbers United States other
2014-01-06 chocolate milk India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations

2013 - October to December

Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2013-10-25 sliced pepperoni United States other
2013-11-27 fresh grapes Taiwan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-11-28 potstickers United States other
2013-11-28 full cream milk powder and cream powder Argentina prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-12-09 pepperoni gift basket Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-12-19 buttermilk Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations

2013 - July to September

Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2013-09-30 milk powder Switzerland other
2013-09-30 italian sausage Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-09-23 rye powder China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Canada Agricultural Products Act
2013-09-17 chicken stock United States other
2013-09-10 gift basket containing salami Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-08-20 egg protein shake United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Canada Agricultural Products Act
2013-08-15 wheat grass United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-07-31 sausages Australia other
2013-07-27 wheat grass United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-07-23 seasoning mix United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-07-11 chicken carcasses United States other
2013-07-10 carrots Mexico other

2013 - April to June

Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2013-06-12 shelled hazelnuts Italy prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-05-30 silk powder United Kingdom prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2013-05-09 potatoes United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-05-09 shelled hazelnuts United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2013-05-09 refried beans Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Act and Regulations

prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations

Other
2013-05-08 anchovies Spain prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Act and Regulations

prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations

Other
2013-04-04 raw wheat India prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
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