The following was provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) July 20th, 2023:
Effective September 28, 2023, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will again add a temporary condition to Fresh Fruit and Vegetable import licenses, which will require sampling and testing of some California romaine lettuce prior to import into Canada.
The temporary conditions will be required from September 28 to December 20, 2023.
Complete details on the Safe Food for Canadians license conditions and other existing import requirements are outlined here:
- Notice to Industry: Temporary Safe Food for Canadians license conditions for importing romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce from the U.S.
- Temporary import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States (2023)
The complete information will be published on the CFIA website and communicated to fresh fruit and vegetable importers through MyCFIA messaging.