ARCHIVED - Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2016-17

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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.

2017 – January to March
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2017-03-31 beef chorizo sausage USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-31 beef hot sausage USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-31 beef salami USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-31 beef sweet italian USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-31 beef frankfurters USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-31 beef spicy salami USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-29 canned jelly beef Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-03-20 chicken broth USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-10 boneless pork loin USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-03-08 habanaro peppers Senegal prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-03-02 extract of rabbit brain China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-02-15 4-meat pizza, thin crust USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-02-09 beef brisket Uruguay prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-02-08 beef shoulder Uruguay prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-01-27 organic greenhouse tomatoes Guam prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-01-25 meat filled pasta USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-01-24 organic hazelnuts Turkey prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-01-18 cooked crumble italian sausage USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-01-04 parmesan cheese Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016 – October to December
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2016-12-29 capoccollo pepper salami USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-12-23 meatballs with cheese USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-12-23 fully cooked shredded pork USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-12-23 fully cooked italian style meatballs with cheese USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-12-14 vacuum sealed salami Italy prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-12-10 blueberries Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-12-09 chili with beef Columbia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-12-09 pork sausages Columbia prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-12-08 beef pie United Kingdom prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-12-07 greenhouse grown bell peppers Israel prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-11-22 blueberries Chile prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-11-08 frozen chicken tenders USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-11-02 pomegranate Turkey prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-10-28 pork paté Norway prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-10-28 cheese in a tube Norway prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-10-25 blueberries Argentina prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-10-22 chicharron pork rinds Mexico prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-10-20 wild rice Taiwan prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-10-18 blueberries Argentina prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-10-14 3-meat pizza, fully cooked USA prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-10-13 frozen chicken wings Brazil prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-10-13 frozen half boneless chicken breast Brazil prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016 – July to September
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2016-07-31 Thai green chilli peppers USA other
2016-08-22 head on frozen flowery prawns Sri Lanka prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-08-18 chilled bone-in pork USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-08-25 tomato Japan prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-08-25 corn pure white Japan prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-07-25 ham, sliced can USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-07-25 sausage link, pork precooked USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-08-03 milk powder Italy prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-08-18 frozen chicken wings USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-08-20 bone in chicken cut USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-08-15 boneless skinless chicken breasts USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-08-18 boneless lean ground chicken breast with rib meat USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-09-09 frozen chicken wings Brazil prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-07-29 beef jerky USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-08-18 dairy milk India prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-09-02 pepperoni Germany prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-08-18 boneless lean ground chicken breast with rib meat USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016 – April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2016-06-26 organic nectarine USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-06-26 organic peaches USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-06-20 potatoes USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2016-05-27 apples USA other
2016-05-13 pork bellies, boneless USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-05-11 dried pork Hong Kong other
2016-05-11 peppers Denmark other
2016-05-04 boneless beef strips USA other
2016-05-04 boneless beef rib-eye lip USA other
2016-05-04 boneless beef top sirloin butt USA other
2016-05-04 bone-in beef chuck short ribs USA other
2016-05-04 flank steak USA other
2016-05-04 boneless beef strip loin USA other
2016-05-04 cooked bacon pieces USA other
2016-05-04 boneless beef tenderloin USA other
2016-04-27 geoduck clam USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2016-04-26 bone-in pork loin backribs USA other
2016-04-26 bone-in pork loin USA other
2016-04-08 pizza sausage USA other
2016-04-08 pepperoni pizza USA other
2016-04-06 cooked pork BBQ burger USA other
2016-04-06 cooked beef cheeseburger USA other
2016-04-06 chicken sandwich USA other
2016-04-06 sausage, egg and cheese sandwich USA other
2016-04-06 chicken cutlette, chopped USA other
2016-04-06 bacon cheeseburger USA other
2016-04-03 chicken tikka masala with basmati rice – frozen entree USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-04-03 lemongrass basil chicken with rice noodles – frozen entree USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-04-03 chicken pad thai with rice noodles – frozen entree USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2016-04-03 chicken biryani USA prohibited entry: non-compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
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