ARCHIVED - Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2015-16

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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.

2016 - January to March
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2016-01-04 canned liver spread Phillipines prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-03-11 whole milk, powdered Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-02-23 baby milk powder United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-03-24 bag of hazelnuts USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 sausage - garlic flavor USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 black pepper beef jerky USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 biltong traditional USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 sausage - peri peri flavor USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 garlic beef stick USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 spicy flavor beef stick USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 spicy flavor beef stick USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 original flavoured beef and lamb sausages USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 sausage - traditional flavor USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-03-31 peri peri USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-01-26 milk United Arab Emirates prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-03-16 milk powder sample Unites Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-02-17 rapemeal - (brassica napus) United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-01-25 chicken and cheese taquito USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015 - October to December
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2015-10-05 beef burgers with kale, boneless United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-11-10 sweet potato fries United States other
2015-12-23 ungraded (unmarked) raw fresh mature chicken hind quarters, bone-in United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-10-22 chicken wings, buffalo; frozen, boneless chicken breast United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-11-26 truffle Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2015-12-09 sausage Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015 - July to September
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2015-09-23 plain chicken wings, frozen, fully cooked, seasoned, cut up, tips removed Germany prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-09-17 coffee beverage Korea, Republic of prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-09-17 soft drink Korea, Republic of prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-09-14 beef hydrated in vacuum seal bag Mexico prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-09-02 roasted beef gravy United States prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015 - April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2015-06-23 beef jerky China other
2015-06-23 beef jerky Japan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-06-18 containing beef - ready-to-eat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-06-18 containing beef - ready-to-eat, entrees dinners United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-06-18 containing chicken - ready-to-eat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-06-18 other poultry United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-06-18 sausages - dry cured, fermented, shelf stable, ready-to-eat United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-06-10 powder milk for baby United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-05-22 frozen clam meat China prohibited entry: non - compliance with the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations
2015-05-11 ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2015-05-04 truffles Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2015-05-01 loins - boneless United States other
2015-04-13 ghee India prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
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