The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) verifies that exported food and food products meet Canadian requirements (where applicable) as well as those of the importing country. Countries may have different requirements for each food commodity. Exporters are responsible for knowing the requirements set by the country of import that relate to public and animal health as well as plant protection.
If an export certificate is required by the importing country, the exporter may only request a certificate for product still in Canada. Product no longer in Canada is not eligible for certification as the CFIA is unable to attest to the compliance of the food to any requirements.
Further information on exporting particular commodities is listed below.
- Fish and Seafood
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
- Meat and Poultry
- Non-Federally Registered Foods
- Organic Products
- Processed Products
Statements/Notice to Industry
- 2017-03-01: New Requirements for Export of Horse Meat to the EU Now in Effect
- 2016-03-01: 2014 USDA Audit of the Canadian Meat, Poultry and Egg Inspection Systems
- 2016-07-18: Canada's Meat Industry to Benefit from EU Recognition of Equivalence for a Number of Requirements for Meat and Meat Products
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