Changes to import requirements for poultry products and by-products from the UK

New import requirements for raw fresh/frozen poultry products and by-products from the United Kingdom (UK) will come into effect on August 23, 2022.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is harmonizing import requirements with the United Kingdom (UK) for products imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

As of August 23, 2022, imports of raw fresh/frozen poultry meat and products from the UK must be accompanied by the updated attestation requirement. The attestation will state that the poultry did not originate from a zone under restriction, or from a premises within a 10 km radius of an HPAI control zone, for 90 days prior to slaughter.

There will be a transition period of 2 months (until October 23, 2022) where product will be accepted for import using either the previous or new conditions

For complete details, please consult the published Notice to Industry