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Regulatory Stock Review Plan

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public list and description of planned reviews of regulations that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing within a two-year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future. The stock review plan is developed through careful review and consultation on various CFIA regulations to determine how they can better serve Canadians. It is prioritized based on the timeframe for each reviewed regulation.

The stock review plan identifies a CFIA contact point for the planned reviews. This plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect CFIA's regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

Stock Review Plan (2020 – 2022)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Feeds Act

Food and Drugs Act (as it relates to food)

Health of Animals Act

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Seeds Act

Regulations amending several regulations administered by CFIA

Review of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Enabling act(s) Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment No previous review as this is a miscellaneous package.
Start of review 2018
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Feeds Regulations (Feeds Regulations, 2022)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Feeds Regulations (Feeds Regulations, 2022)
Enabling act(s) Feeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Feeds Regulations (Feeds Regulations, 2022), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 1983
Start of review 2014
For further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards)
Enabling act(s) Food and Drugs Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (creating an agile framework for compositional standards), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment No previous reviews related to the incorporation by reference of these standards.
Start of review 2013
For further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule -regulated maximum amounts for bison)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule - regulated maximum amounts for bison)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule - regulated maximum amounts for bison), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2015
Start of review 2019
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (cross-border transport biosecurity protocol), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2006
Start of review 2017
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (Livestock identification and traceability)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (livestock identification and traceability), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2014
Start of review 2015
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations, (Schedule III - aquatic animal imports)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, (Schedule III -aquatic animal imports)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, (Schedule III - aquatic animal imports), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2012
Start of review 2019
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Health of Animals Regulations (emergency transit)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (emergency transit)
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (emergency transit), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment Currently, the Health of Animals Regulations do not have any provisions for emergency situations, therefore there have been no previous reviews or amendments.
Start of review 2017
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations
Enabling act(s) Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2012
Start of review 2017
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization)
Enabling act(s) Seeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Seeds Regulations (Seed modernization), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 2007
Start of review 2017
For further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation – formerly known as food labelling modernization)
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation)
Enabling act(s) Safe Food for Canadians Act and Food and Drugs Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drugs Regulations (food product innovation), for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment These regulations have not previously been reviewed together as the SFCR only recently was made (2018).
Start of review 2013 (non-health and safety labelling requirements)
For further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations
Enabling act(s) Plant Protection Act, Health of Animals Act and Seeds Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations – Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment No previous review as this is a miscellaneous package.
Start of review 2018
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
Review of the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations
Title or working title of the regulation(s) Amendments to the Hatchery Regulations, Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations
Enabling act(s) Health of Animals Act
Rationale and narrative Please refer to the CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan, Amendments to the Hatchery Regulations Hatchery Exclusion Regulations, and part of the Health of Animals Regulations, for more information on the rationale and narrative.
Date of last review or amendment 1980s (Hatchery Regulations) and 1991 (Health of Animals Regulations)
Start of review 2003
For further information This regulatory initiative is associated with the targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap
Contact information cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca
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