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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Designated Border Ports of Entry for Feeder and Slaughter Horses Entering Canada from the United States Humane Transport 2013-03-18 HTML
Provincial and Territorial Legislation Concerning Farm Animal Welfare Humane Transport 2014-07-30 HTML
Transportation of Animals Program
Compromised Animals Policy
Humane Transport 2013-11-05 HTML
Humane Transportation of Animals: Information for the General Public Humane Transport 2016-05-16 HTML
Transporting Horses in Canada: Is that Animal Fit for the Trip? Humane Transport 2013-03-19 HTML
Livestock transport in Canada (brochure) Humane Transport 2018-10-16 HTML
Transporting animals during hot and humid weather Humane Transport 2016-05-18 HTML
Cold Weather Notice: Humane Transport and Animal Welfare Humane Transport 2016-12-07 HTML
Enhancements to Horse Welfare in Canada Humane Transport 2014-10-14 HTML
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