Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada: 2017-18

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 – April to June
Date Commodity Detail Country of Origin Reason for Refusal
2017-06-27 sliced Philly chicken United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-25 deluxe pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-25 pepperoni pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 pepperoni pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 Hawaiian pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 meat pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 deluxe pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 buffalo chicken pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-24 sausage and onion pizza United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-21 cherries Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Plant Protection Act and Regulations
2017-06-16 cheddar bacon potato skins United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-06-14 pasta cream bacon United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-05-30 cured ham Spain prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
2017-04-21 all natural fully cooked bacon United States prohibited entry: non - compliance with Meat Inspection Act and Regulations
2017-04-17 fresh oysters China prohibited entry: non - compliance with Health of Animals Regulations
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