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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Testing of Residual Formaldehyde - Guidance for Industry (VICH GL 25) Guidelines 2012-12-12 HTML
Testing of Residual Moisture - Guidance for Industry (VICH GL 26) Guidelines 2011-04-29 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.6E
Guideline for Bluetongue Virus Exclusion Testing of Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2010-12-15 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.31
Guideline for Pseudorabies Virus Exclusion Testing of Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2013-08-15 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.28E
Guideline for Personnel Requirements
Guidelines 2012-09-13 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.1E
Guidance for Preparation of New Product Licensing (Registration) Submissions for Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2012-02-02 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.2
Regulation of Biotechnology-Derived Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2012-12-11 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.3
Labelling of Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2016-04-12 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.4E
Guideline for Pre-Submission Consultation Meetings and Advance Notification of New Product Licensing Submissions
Guidelines 2012-02-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.5E
Guideline for Advertising of Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2012-02-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.1-1
Guidance for Preparation of New Product Licensing (Registration) Submissions for Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in Canada
Guidelines 2015-09-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.1-2
Guidance for Preparation of New Product Licensing (Registration) Submissions for Veterinary Biologics Manufactured and/or Licensed in the United States
Guidelines 2015-09-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.1-3
Guidance for Preparation of New Product Licensing (Registration) Submissions for Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in Foreign Countries Other Than the United States
Guidelines 2015-09-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.7
Guideline for Preparation of Outlines of Production, Special Outlines and Summary of Changes for Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2013-03-07 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.11E
Guideline for Inspection of Veterinary Biologics Manufacturers and Importers
Guidelines, Imports 2012-02-07 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.13E - Guideline for Autogenous Veterinary Biologics Guidelines 2018-12-31 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.15E: Guideline for Reporting Suspected Adverse Events Related to Veterinary Biologics Guidelines 2018-10-15 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.33
Guideline for Commercial Importers of Veterinary Biologics in Canada
Guidelines, Imports 2017-12-06 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.32E: Guideline for minimising the risk of introducing transmissible spongiform encephalopathy prions and other infectious agents through veterinary biologics Guidelines 2019-09-16 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.29E
Safety Requirements for Veterinary Biologics
Guidelines 2013-09-20 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.26E
Guideline for the Issuance of Veterinary Biologics Export Certificates
Guidelines 2018-04-17 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.16E
Guideline for Registration of Immunoglobulin Supplements
Guidelines 2012-02-07 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.17E
Guide for Reporting Laboratory and Field Efficacy Trials
Guidelines 2013-09-20 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.19:
Guideline for Licensing Veterinary Diagnostic Test Kits in Canada
Guidelines 2014-02-25 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21E:
Guideline for the Importation and/or Release of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics for Research or Emergency Use
Guidelines 2013-12-04 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.23E
Guidelines for Licensing Veterinary Nucleic Acid Vaccines
Guidelines 2012-02-07 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.24E
Guidelines for Inspection of Veterinary Biologics Importers
Guidelines, Imports 2015-04-23 HTML
Importation of Veterinary Biologics - Overview Guidelines, Imports 2019-01-01 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21.2E:
Guideline for the Importation of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in a Foreign Country
Guidelines, Imports 2015-09-03 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21.1E:
Guideline for the Release of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in Canada
Guidelines 2015-07-06 HTML
Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.22E: Requirements for master seed stocks, master cell stocks and veterinary biologic serials Guidelines 2018-10-22 HTML
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