CFIA: Corn from India now requires testing for livestock feed end use

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that effective immediately, they will be detaining all incoming shipments of corn imported from India, including organic corn, intended for use as livestock feed until it has been tested for aflatoxins.

Importers must sample the imported corn, including organic corn, upon arrival in Canada and provide test results to the CFIA. The sampling must be done immediately after arrival at the Canadian destination because mould can grow and produce aflatoxins during shipping. Sampling and analysis conducted prior to shipping will not be accepted

Shipments will only be released once an original laboratory result meets the acceptable aflatoxin levels,
a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) is provided.

More information can be found on the CFIA website.

You can also contact CFIA regional offices or your local office for more details.