Chapter 10 - Imports

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The Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MOP) Chapter 10 - Imports is under thorough review following recent regulatory amendments, as well as organizational changes within the Policy and Program Branch of the CFIA.

To receive up to date information and requirements concerning the following topics please send your inquiries:

  • Labelling of imported meat products
  • Exemptions of meat products from the provisions of section 9 of the Meat Inspection Act
  • Clearance of Official Meat Inspection Certificates (OMIC) covering import of meat products from the USA
  • Paperless certification of imported meat products from Australia and New Zealand

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All inquiries related to this chapter should be directed to the Meat Programs Division (MPD) at

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