ARCHIVED - Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2014-15

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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.

2015 – January to March
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2015-01-03 sealed pork sausages Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-01-08 various jelly powders United States other
2015-01-22 avocados United States other
2015-02-09 clam powder United States other
2015-02-19 hazelnut kernels Turkey prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2015-03-01 truffles Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2015-03-15 extra large eggs United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-03-17 pasta with meat sauces United States other
2015-03-18 chicken soup Korea prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-03-26 vegan coconut milk powder Viet Nam prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-03-27 dairy products Pakistan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014 - October to December
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2014-10-07 truffles Italy prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2014-10-10 gift basket containing sausage Italy other
2014-10-14 jerky United States other
2014-10-17 truffles Italy prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2014-10-24 frozen mussels New Zealand prohibited entry: non-compliance with the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2014-12-17 duck orange spread United Kingdom prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014 - July to September
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2014-09-03 whey powder Argentina prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-08-28 boneless teres major beef United States Other
2014-08-12 egg yolks United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-08-05 powdered baby milk Germany prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-08-01 meat loaf United States Other
2014 - April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2014-06-18 assorted sausages Portugal prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-06-17 fresh celery Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2014-05-22 potatoes United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2014-05-16 radishes Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2014-05-14 canadian bacon english muffin United States Other
2014-05-13 chocolate whey protein Hungary prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-05-12 cereals and powder milk gift basket Zimbabwe prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-05-09 fresh beef intestines United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-04-29 fresh mushrooms Bulgaria Other
2014-04-15 sweet corn United States Other
2014-04-07 milk powder Sri Lanka prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2014-04-02 mozzarella cheese sample United States Other
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