CFIA seeking feedback on modernizing the Seeds Regulations

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for administering and enforcing the Seeds Act and Seeds Regulations. The main purpose is to protect producers and consumers from misrepresentation, prevent the use of low-quality seed and to create a level playing field for companies and individuals involved in seed production.

CFIA is seeking feedback on recommendations for seed regulatory modernization.

The consultation will be open for comments from February 15 until May 1st. Feedback can be provided through the CFIA website:

During this initiative, the CFIA is looking to update the Seeds Regulations to:

  • improve responsiveness and consistency
  • reduce complexity
  • become adaptable and flexible to address future technical advances and scientific innovation
  • protect producers and consumers by strengthen existing requirements

Further details regarding the modernization plan are available in CFIA’s Seed regulatory modernization.