This page is part of the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).
Looking for related documents?
Search for related documents in the Guidance Document Repository
220.127.116.11 General information
For Canadian establishments whose product destined for export, the following information must be submitted to Instituto National de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA) either by mail or e-mail by the importer:
- Name of establishment
- Registration number of the establishment
- Product for export
Issuance of import permits for meats, edible meat products and meat-based products originating from the above establishments is under the responsibility of Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA).
All import conditions applicable to the products intended for export to Colombia must be met by trading parties e.g., labelling (Spanish language labels must include lot number, date of production, expiration date and/or date of minimum durability and producing establishment). For more details, please consult the website of Colombia (Spanish only): www.invima.gov.co
18.104.22.168 Import prohibitions or restrictions
The meat must be derived from animals slaughtered in Canada. Imported meat is not eligible for export (see applicable certificate for details).
Beef meat products: In the case of beef, the meat may be derived from animals imported from countries having a negligible BSE risk status or from the USA and slaughtered in Canada.
Poultry meat products: Import is limited to poultry products derived from chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks.
Operators of establishments where meat products are manufactured for export to Colombia must develop, implement and maintain effective and verifiable control programs for ensuring compliance with all applicable requirements. Where eligible and non-eligible products are manufactured at the establishment, the control programs must ensure that non-eligible products can be distinguished from those that are eligible through receiving, processing, shipping/distribution. The control programs must include monitoring, verification and deviation procedures. The controls implemented by the operator to comply with applicable requirements must be reviewed and found satisfactory by the CFIA inspector. The inspector will verify compliance through usual inspection activities.
22.214.171.124 Specific or additional inspectional procedures
Products containing pork striated muscle must be treated for trichina using one of the methods described on Annex B of the Manual of Procedures (MOP) Chapter 4 or must have been tested by digestive method with negative results.
126.96.36.199 Additional certification
Annexes that must be issued are listed below:
- For poultry products: Annex A must be issued
- For goose and duck pâtés: Annex A-1
- For goose and duck raw livers: Annex A-2
For pork products: Annex B
For beef products: Annex C
188.8.131.52 Special marking and packaging requirements
The date of packaging must appear on the label of beef products.
184.108.40.206 Other requirements
See a CFIA inspector to obtain certificates
- Date modified: