Canadian Food Inspection Agency

With few exceptions, importers of food into Canada require an import license issued under the Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations.  The Canada Food Inspection Agency has recently issued the following reminder that failure to secure and appropriately enter your valid Safe Food for Canadians food import license could result in your food imports being stopped

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On July 13, 2017, early in the morning, we posted an article entitled “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asks For Israeli Wines To Be Removed From Ontario Shelves“.  We are pleased to confirm that the CFIA has reversed its decision that wines produced from grapes grown in the West Bank and fermented

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On July 11, 2017, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario issued a letter to vendors, which revealed an astonishing decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”).  The CFIA took the position that wine produced from grapes that are grown, fermented, processed and blended in the West Bank cannot be labelled “Made in Israel” as that is “misleading”.   Vendors were asked to stop importing the wines sold by two wineries (Psagot Winery Ltd. DN Mirrah Binyamin Psagot 9062400 or Shiloh Winery Ltd. Ma’ale Levona) that are labelled as “Product of Israel” and to remove all wine from the two Israeli wineries from store shelves.

Here is a copy of the letter:


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Canada has a number of requirements mandating that certain goods have labels AND that certain information be communicated on labels and packaging.  Goods may not be imported into Canada if the required markings are not on the goods to be imported.  If goods are not marked properly, the improperly marked goods may be seized by

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On January 21 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency commenced a consultation regarding proposed “Food Safety for Canadians Regulations”.  The proposed Regulations is lengthy and affects imports and importers of food products.  This is not meant to suggest that imports are unfairly targeted – this is not the case.  Inter-provincial trade in food products and