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Archived - Import Inspection Program

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This page was archived due to the coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Archived information is provided for reference, research or record-keeping purposes only. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. For current information visit Food.

Fish and fish products imported into Canada are inspected to prevent the marketing of unsafe or unwholesome or mislabelled products. Inspection effort is directed at foreign processors which have demonstrated a history of poor compliance with Canadian standards. On the other hand, inspection effort is reduced through the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) or Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with other countries having reliable inspection systems.

Information we provide for the food industry includes:

Reference Material

Import Licences

Maintaining Compliance

Molluscan Shellfish

Product Inspection

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