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Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.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
Seed Blends to Manage Pests Industry Advisories 2012-03-22 HTML
New Rules for Seed Blends Used to Control Crop Pests Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition 2014-02-04 HTML
Regulatory Changes Affecting Pedigreed Seed of Corn Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition 2018-10-02 HTML
Testing, Grading, Tagging, Labelling and Advertising of Plant Pest Tolerance Management (PPTM) Varietal Blends of Corn Seed Industry Advisories 2013-10-15 HTML
Notice to Registered Seed Establishments, November 2019 Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-12-06 HTML
Questions and Answers: The Use of Variety Names and the Import and Sale of Unregistered Varieties Industry Advisories 2013-11-06 HTML
Monitoring of Seed Mixtures – Application of a 20% Tolerance to Labelled Percentages and to Some Standards Grading, Industry Advisories, Testing 2013-10-23 HTML
Regulatory Requirements for Labelling Weed Species in Ground Cover Mixtures Core Requirements, Guidance Documents, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition 2014-07-18 HTML
Information for seed growers - Requirements for CFIA seed crop inspections 2018 Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2019-01-03 HTML
Notice to industry - New Description of Variety Form for oilseed soybean now available online Grading, Industry Advisories, Labelling and Composition, Testing 2018-12-20 HTML
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