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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Enhanced Animal Health Protection from BSE - Specified Risk Material (SRM) Diseases 2015-04-09 HTML
Reportable Diseases Diseases 2017-02-10 HTML
Immediately Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2016-10-19 HTML
Annually Notifiable Diseases Diseases 2011-05-17 HTML
Response Diseases 2011-05-23 HTML
Response to Central Nervous System Signs in Domestic Geese and Ducks in West Nile Virus Endemic Areas Diseases 2011-05-23 HTML
Response to Central Nervous System Signs in Horses in West Nile Virus Endemic Areas Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Response to West Nile Virus in Slaughtered Birds of the Order of Galliformes (Commercial Chickens, Turkeys, Guinea fowl, Pheasants, Quails), Rheas, Emus and Ostriches Diseases 2011-05-24 HTML
Vesicular stomatitis - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-09-21 HTML
Aruba / Curaçao - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Bahamas - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Belize - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Bermuda - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
British Virgin Islands - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Cayman Islands - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Chile - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2016-09-21 HTML
Costa Rica - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2015-08-07 HTML
Cuba - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Dominica - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Guatemala - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases 2012-11-23 HTML
Iceland - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases, Imports 2011-05-31 HTML
United States of America - Disease Freedom Recognition Biosecurity, Diseases 2017-08-21 HTML
African Horse Sickness - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2011-06-01 HTML
Role of the Private Veterinarian in the Diagnosis of Foreign Animal Diseases Diseases 2017-06-30 HTML
Animal Health Compensation - What to expect when an animal is ordered destroyed Diseases 2017-07-27 HTML
African Swine Fever - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-08-03 HTML
Swine vesicular disease - Countries that Canada recognizes as being from the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-09-16 HTML
Equine Infectious Anemia Control Program Diseases 2012-08-29 HTML
Rift Valley Fever - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-19 HTML
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) - What to expect if your animals may be infected Diseases 2016-07-08 HTML
Lumpy Skin Disease - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-03-28 HTML
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-23 HTML
Sheep Pox and Goat Pox - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-01-30 HTML
Peste des petits ruminants - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-24 HTML
Classical Swine Fever - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-11-17 HTML
Voluntary Herd Certification Program Diseases 2017-11-15 HTML
Chronic wasting disease - What to expect if your animals may be infected Diseases 2017-07-21 HTML
Newcastle Disease - Countries officially recognized by Canada as being free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-12-01 HTML
Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-07-16 HTML
Procedures and Requirements for Avians Imported into Canada from Countries with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Diseases 2012-03-17 HTML
Procedures and Requirements for Horses Imported into Canada from Countries with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Diseases 2012-03-17 HTML
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Hazard Specific Plan Diseases 2013-10-10 HTML
Avian Influenza (AI) - What to expect if your animals are infected Diseases 2015-06-16 HTML
Notifiable avian influenza – Countries officially recognized by Canada as being free of the disease Diseases 2017-11-15 HTML
Accredited Veterinarian's Manual Diseases 2017-11-02 HTML
Advice for Veterinarians and Swine Producers - H1N1 Flu Virus Diseases 2012-08-04 HTML
Chapter 2 - Identification Diseases 2017-01-13 HTML
Chapter 3 - Testing Diseases 2017-04-27 HTML
Chapter 4 - Exports Diseases 2015-02-05 HTML
Chapter 5 - Export to the U.S. Diseases 2017-10-03 HTML
Chapter 6 - Export to Mexico Diseases 2017-11-02 HTML
Chapter 7 - Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program Diseases 2017-06-12 HTML
Chapter 8 - Reportable Diseases Diseases 2017-09-07 HTML
Chapter 10 - Artificial Insemination Diseases 2017-01-04 HTML
Chapter 11 - Humane Transportation of Animals Diseases 2014-03-13 HTML
Chapter 12 - Foreign Animal Diseases Diseases 2014-03-27 HTML
Surveillance Diseases 2014-09-18 HTML
Revocation of Declaration Diseases 2013-02-19 HTML
Overview - Canadian Food Inspection Agency Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area Diseases 2017-09-27 HTML
Foot and Mouth Disease - What to expect if your animals may be infected Diseases 2012-12-18 HTML
Questions and Answers - Response to Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Diseases 2012-12-18 HTML
Understand What to Expect if Scrapie has been Detected on your Farm Diseases 2016-08-04 HTML
Sheep Genetics and Scrapie Diseases 2016-09-23 HTML
Import restrictions for equine germplasm from the United States - CEM Diseases, Imports 2012-12-22 HTML
Import restrictions for live horses from the United States - CEM Diseases, Imports 2017-01-15 HTML
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy - What to expect if your farm is under investigation Diseases 2015-03-03 HTML
National BSE Surveillance Reimbursement Program Diseases 2012-12-27 HTML
Waste Management Facilities: Requirements for Disposing of Cattle Material Diseases 2015-04-07 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Transporting Cattle Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Anaplasmosis Program Adjustments Diseases 2013-02-25 HTML
Disposal of Anthrax Carcasses and Contaminated Materials Diseases 2013-03-22 HTML
Cleaning and Disinfection of Anthrax-Contaminated Sites and Materials Diseases 2013-03-22 HTML
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Policy:
Permits for Landfill Sites Receiving Specified Risk Material
Diseases 2013-05-22 HTML
Technical Requirements for a Natural Landfill Site Permit:
Specified Risk Material Confinement
Diseases 2013-05-22 HTML
Technical Requirements for an Engineered Landfill Site Permit:
Specified Risk Material Confinement
Diseases 2013-05-22 HTML
Technical Requirements for a Non-Contiguous Burial Site Permit:
Specified Risk Material Confinement
Diseases 2013-05-22 HTML
Notice to Industry - Anthrax Program Changes Diseases 2013-08-12 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Bovine Practitioners Diseases 2017-07-29 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Diagnostic Laboratories Diseases 2017-08-18 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Cattle Auction Markets Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for the Salvage Use of Livestock Carcasses Diseases 2013-05-19 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Canadian Cattle Producers Diseases 2017-07-29 HTML
Policy Regarding Incidental Over Thirty Month Cattle Stunning and Contamination with Specified Risk Material in Slaughter of Under Thirty Month Cattle Diseases 2017-07-24 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Head Hides (Face Plates) from Cattle Slaughtered in Canadian Abattoirs Diseases 2013-05-19 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Contamination of Floor Waste and Waste Water Materials Diseases 2013-05-19 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Disposal of SRM on Non-Contiguous Premises Diseases 2013-05-19 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Slaughtering Cattle and Processing Beef Diseases 2017-07-29 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Cattle Producers / Veterinarians Diseases 2013-05-23 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Abattoirs / Meat Processors Diseases 2013-05-23 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Blood Collection During Slaughter Diseases 2013-05-23 HTML
Specified Risk Material Permits Diseases 2013-11-14 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Transporters Diseases 2013-05-23 HTML
Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Transporting Cattle Carcasses Diseases 2017-07-29 HTML
1. About This Document Diseases 2013-07-22 HTML
2. Newcastle Disease Overview Diseases 2014-02-17 HTML
3. Authorities and Principles of Control Diseases 2014-02-17 HTML
Newcastle Disease Hazard Specific Plan Diseases 2014-02-17 HTML
Rabies Program Adjustments Diseases 2014-03-31 HTML
CFIA modernizes disease response approach for anaplasmosis Diseases 2014-04-01 HTML
Import of used equipment and things from non-designated countries Diseases, Imports 2015-05-12 HTML
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