Guidance Document Repository

The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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A note on Food Guidance

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. This information is now available in the Guidance Finder: Food.

Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.

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Document Name Activities Date modified Type
Reportable diseases: Aquatic animals Diseases 2019-09-13 HTML
Immediately Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2019-07-04 HTML
Annually Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2014-04-22 HTML
Susceptible species of aquatic animals Diseases 2019-10-24 HTML
Aquatic Animal Disease Investigations Diseases 2015-12-16 HTML
Disease caused by Perkinsus olseni Diseases 2013-11-27 HTML
Species Susceptible to Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Diseases 2017-11-03 HTML
Notification of reportable and immediately notifiable diseases by researchers Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Notification of Reportable Diseases by Veterinarians Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Notification of Reportable Diseases by Aquaculturists Diseases 2015-12-17 HTML
Industry Guidance for Laboratories Diseases 2017-01-26 HTML
Industry Guidance for Researchers Diseases 2017-12-22 HTML
Industry Guidance for Growers of Finfish Diseases 2017-12-22 HTML
Industry Guidance for Growers of Molluscs Diseases 2016-01-22 HTML
Notice to Industry – Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease and Requirement for Permits Diseases 2017-02-10 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease - Oldman River Diseases 2017-05-01 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on zoning of Alberta for whirling disease – Red Deer River watershed Diseases 2017-06-23 HTML
Notice to Industry – Update on Zoning of Alberta for Whirling Disease – North Saskatchewan River watershed Diseases 2018-03-09 HTML
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