Memorandum Respecting the Inspection of Chinese Low Acid Canned Vegetables Exported Into Canada

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Confirmation of consequences to the implementation of the protocol for canned vegetables from China

  1. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables with only the old code (i.e. letter and number) appearing on the cans will be refused entry into Canada.
  2. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables with the old code and the sanitation registration code appearing on the cans will be accepted entry into Canada, however, only the sanitation registration code will be utilized in the administration of the Chinese canned vegetables procedures.
  3. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables with no sanitation registration code appearing on the cans will be refused entry into Canada.
  4. Only shipments of Chinese canned vegetables with a sanitation registration code appearing on the cans will be accepted entry into Canada.
  5. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables with a sanitation registration code not on the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine/Certification and Accreditation Administration approved list appearing on the cans will be refused entry into Canada.
  6. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables that has not been identified with the approved Chinese establishment will be refused entry into Canada.
  7. Any shipments of Chinese canned vegetables not accompanied with an Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Export Certificate will be refused entry into Canada.
  8. When a Category is given to an establishment further to an inspection result for one of the products for which the establishment has been identified, all the products from that establishment will obtain the same Category. (This is to be reviewed 6 months following implementation of the new Protocol by Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine/Certification and Accreditation Administration/Canadian Food Inspection Agency).
  9. All the inspection results, for all the Chinese canned vegetables identified vegetables to the approved establishment will be compiled to establish the Category of the establishment.
  10. The existing Category identification for the establishment under the Chinese Canned Mushroom Protocol will be transferred to the Chinese Canned Vegetables Protocol upon implementation.

Originally issued February 24, 2005

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