Meat Hygiene Directive: 2017-26

Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9

March 10, 2017

Subject: Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures – United States of America, Annex D

The list of microbial screening and cultural methods for which the CFIA has equivalency to those of USDA/FSIS (Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7) has been amended. Annex D for Unites States of America has been amended. For details, please see the section for Annex D, United States.


  • The changes have been made in the Meat e-Certification System.
  • Export certificates are available to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspection staff through Read Import Country Requirements (ICR) of Meat eCert.

Barbara Doan
Food Import/Export Division

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