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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
RMD-10-27: Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi (horse chestnut bleeding disease) Imports, Regulated Pests, Risk Management 2010-11-23 HTML
D-00-08: Requirements to Prevent the Introduction of undescribed species of Phytophthora pathogenic to Alder (Alnus spp.) Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2013-08-13 HTML
D- 95-03: Plant protection policy for marine vessels arriving in Canada from areas regulated for Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar, Lymantria albescens, Lymantria postalba, Lymantria umbrosa) Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Pests, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2018-02-20 HTML
D-11-01: Phytosanitary Requirements for Plants for Planting and Fresh Branches to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Anoplophora spp. Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2019-12-03 HTML
D-01-01: Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Phytophthora ramorum Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2018-09-11 HTML
Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) - Fact Sheet Regulated Pests 2014-02-20 HTML
Pest Risk Assessment Summary Regulated Pests 2019-04-18 HTML
Invasive Plants Policy Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2012-02-20 HTML
RMD-11-05 : Taraxacum kok-saghyz (Russian dandelion) in Canada Additional Information, Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests, Risk Management 2014-06-19 HTML
What you can do to prevent the spread of Asian gypsy moth Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Pests, Regulated Pests, Risk Management 2019-06-12 HTML
Inspect Before Entry: Asian Gypsy Moth Insects, Regulated Pests 2013-09-20 HTML
Golden Nematode Infested Places Order Regulated Pests 2012-05-14 HTML
Questions and Answers for Industry:
Surveillance and Phytosanitary Measures for Potato Cyst Nematodes
Regulated Pests 2012-05-14 HTML
Best management practices for preventing potato cyst nematode contamination Regulated Pests 2013-08-14 HTML
Addendum for Containment Zones where Low-Risk Exotic Invertebrates are Displayed Regulated Pests 2014-02-13 HTML
List of Pests Regulated by Canada Regulated Pests 2019-11-21 HTML
RMD-11-06: Pest Risk Management Document for Cuphea viscosissima X Cuphea lanceolata Hybrid in Canada Regulated Pests 2013-06-19 HTML
D-12-01: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2019-10-28 HTML
Asian Gypsy Moth Certification for Marine Vessels Entering Canadian Ports Additional Information, Imports, Other Invasive Species, Regulated Pests 2013-12-13 HTML
Asian Gypsy Moth Critical Response Plan
To Prevent the Incursion of Asian Gypsy Moth via Marine Vessels
Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2015-04-24 HTML
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