This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has successfully updated the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence requirement for the food commodities that now require a SFC licence.

Due to the numerous changes to the AIRS database, we encourage the users to consult AIRS to view the most recent updates to the CFIA regulated food products and to obtain pertinent information. For those importers/brokers using the AIRS Verification Service (AVS), AVS currently reflects all updated AIRS information.

For more information regarding the HS codes being changed, see Changes to harmonized system (HS) codes.


Members are reminded to consult the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) for import requirements for fresh fruits and vegetables.

To view the AIRS instructional video, please click on the following link:  http://inspection.gc.ca/airs


Below is a listing of recent CFIA-AIRS updates.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: July 9, 2019

Chapter 08 was published to:

i) streamline the requirements for the following HS codes.

08.08.30.4003.01 - Asian pears (other than Ya pears), Sand pear, Twentieth century pears, Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Nashi pears, Oriental pears, Korean pears, Golden pears and Shingo pears (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.02 - Ya pears, Duck pears, Yali pears  (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.12 - Fragrant pears (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.15 - Common pears (fresh). (Pyrus communis).
08.08.30.4003.99 - Other pear species (fresh).
08.08.30.4004.01 - Asian pears (other than Ya pears), Sand pear, Twentieth century pears, Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Nashi pears, Oriental pears, Korean pears, Golden pears and Shingo pears (fresh) - Organic.
08.08.30.4004.02 - Ya pears, Duck pears, Yali pears  (fresh) - Organic.
08.08.30.4004.12 - Fragrant pears (fresh) - Organic.
08.08.30.4004.15 - Common pears (fresh). (Pyrus communis) - Organic. Pyrus communis
08.08.30.4004.99 - Other pear species (fresh) - Organic.                                     

ii) change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes with the end use “Other end uses” and the miscellaneous code “Entering Canada through British Columbia”, originating from the state of California destined to all provinces except British Columbia.

08.09.10.4021.01 Aprium (hybrid of Prunus spp.).
08.09.10.4021.02 Aprium (hybrid of Prunus spp.). - Organic
08.09.30.4006.01 Nectarine (fresh). (Prunus persica).
08.09.30.4006.02 Nectarine (fresh). (Prunus persica). - Organic
08.09.30.4007.01 Peacotum (hybrid of Prunus spp.).
08.09.30.4007.02 Peacotum (hybrid of Prunus spp.). - Organic


CFIA-AIRS Updates: July 2, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to:

i) remove a registration type for the following HS codes with the end uses “Human Consumption” and “Further Processing”.

07.09.51.3028.01 - Wild mushroom.
07.09.51.3028.10 - Wild mushroom - Organic.
07.09.59.3024.02 - Wild Truffles.
07.09.59.3024.12 - Wild Truffles - Organic.
07.09.59.3025.02 - Wild mushroom.  
07.09.59.3027.02 - Wild mushroom - Organic.

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

07.09.59.3024.01 - Cultivated Truffles.
07.09.59.3024.11 - Cultivated Truffles - Organic.

ii) change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes with the end uses “Human consumption” and “Other end uses” originating from the state of California.

07.04.90.3016.01 – Kale – whole (fresh or chilled)
07.04.90.3016.11 - Kale - whole (fresh or chilled) - Organic.

Chapter 08
was published to:

i) change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes with the end uses “Human consumption”, “Further processing”, “Repacking”, “Samples for testing” and “Travellers and Personal use and not for resale or distribution” originating from the state of California destined to all provinces except British Columbia.

08.08.30.4003.01 - Asian pears (other than Ya pears), Sand pear, Twentieth century pears, Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Nashi pears, Oriental pears, Korean pears, Golden pears and Shingo pears (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.02 - Ya pears, Duck pears, Yali pears  (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.12 - Fragrant pears (fresh).
08.08.30.4003.15 - Common pears (fresh). (Pyrus communis)
08.08.30.4003.99 - Other pear species (fresh)
08.08.30.4004.01 - Asian pears (other than Ya pears), Sand pear, Twentieth century pears, Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Nashi pears, Oriental pears, Korean pears, Golden pears and Shingo pears (fresh) – Organic.
08.08.30.4004.02 - Ya pears, Duck pears, Yali pears  (fresh) – Organic.
08.08.30.4004.12 - Fragrant pears (fresh) – Organic.
08.08.30.4004.15 - Common pears (fresh). (Pyrus communis) – Organic.
08.08.30.4004.99 - Other pear species (fresh) – Organic.
08.09.10.4021.01 - Aprium (hybrid of Prunus spp.).
08.09.10.4021.02 - Aprium (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic.
08.09.30.4006.01 - Nectarine (fresh). (Prunus persica).
08.09.30.4006.02 - Nectarine (fresh). (Prunus persica) – Organic.
08.09.30.4007.01 - Peacotum (hybrid of Prunus spp.).
08.09.30.4007.02 - Peacotum (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic.

ii) add the end uses “Human consumption” and “Other end uses” to the following HS code.

08.10.90.4025.02 - Custard apples (fresh) – Organic

This created a requirement version for the following HS codes.

08.07.11.3001  Melons: Watermelons (fresh) - Organic.
08.07.19.0002.01  Honeydew melon (fresh) - Organic.  
08.07.19.0002.03  Other muskmelon (fresh) - Organic
08.07.19. 9998  Other melons (fresh) - Organic.
08.07.20.0002  Papaws (papayas) (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.50.1001  Kiwifruit (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.60.1001  Durians (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4024.02  Cactus pears (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4027.02  Jackfruits (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4028.02  Passion fruits (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4030.02  Litchis (fresh) - Organic. (Litchi chinensis)
08.10.90.4031.02  Longans (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4034.02  Horn of Plenty (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4035.02  Loquat (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4050.02  Other tropical fruits (fresh) - Organic.
08.10.90.4051.02  Maqui (fresh). (Aristotelia spp.). - Organic.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: June 24, 2019

Chapter 08 was published to:

i) modify the import conditions for the following HS codes. NO VERSION CHANGE

08.06.10.4040 – Grapes - fresh. (Vitis spp.)
08.06.10.4050 – Grapes - fresh - Organic.
08.10.40.4016 – Bilberries (fresh). (Vaccinium myrtillus)
08.10.40.4017 – Bluebrries (fresh). (Vaccinium angustifolium, V. corymbosum, V. myrtilloides).

ii) modify the import conditions for the following HS code with the end uses “Human Consumption”, “Further Processing”, “Repacking”, “Samples for testing” and “Travellers & Personal use and not for resale or distribution” originating from the state of California to all destinations except British Columbia. NO VERSION CHANGE
                        
08.08.10.4000 – Apples (fresh) - Organic
08.08.10.4001 – Apples (fresh). (Malus spp.)
08.08.10.4002 – Crabapples (fresh)

iii) change the release from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes with the end uses “Further Processing”, “Repacking”, “Samples for testing” and “Travellers & Personal use and not for resale or distribution” and the miscellaneous codes “Entering Canada through B.C. or has an end destination of B.C.”, “Container < 200kg, entering Canada through B.C. or has an end destination of B.C.” and “Container > 200kg, entering Canada through B.C. or has an end destination of B.C.” originating from the state of California to all destinations except British Columbia.

08.08.10.4000 – Apples (fresh) - Organic
08.08.10.4001 – Apples (fresh). (Malus spp.)
08.08.10.4002 – Crabapples (fresh)


CFIA-AIRS Updates: June 20, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to:

i) change de release recommendation from “Approved” to “Refer to CFIA - NISC” for the following HS codes with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption”.

07.03.10.3001.02 - Onions, red (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.03 - Onions, Spanish (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.04 - Onions, Walla Walla (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.05 - Onions, yellow (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.06 - Onions, white (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.11 - Onions - red (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.12 - Onions - Spanish (fresh or chilled) -  Organic.
07.03.10.3001.13 - Onions - Walla Walla (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.14 - Onions - yellow (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Allium cepa)
07.03.10.3001.15 - Onions - white (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.03.10.3001.98 - Onions - other (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.03.10.3001.99 - Onions, other (fresh or chilled). (Allium cepa)

ii) streamline the requirements for the following HS codes.

07.09.51.3028.01 - Wild mushroom.
07.09.59.3024.01 - Cultivated Truffles.
07.09.59.3024.02 - Wild Truffles.
07.09.59.3025.02 - Wild mushroom.

iii) add the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” to the following HS code.

07.09.99.4034.06 - Coriander - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

07.05.19.3025.10  Asian lettuce - (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.05.19.3028.98  Other lettuce - Organic.
07.05.21 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum). (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
07.06.10.3018 - Baby carrots (fresh or chilled). (Daucus carota)
07.06.10.3019 - Turnips (fresh or chilled). (Brassica rapa)
07.06.90.3021 - Horseradish (fresh or chilled). (Armoracia lapathifolia)
07.06.90.3024 - Radish (fresh or chilled). (Raphanus spp.)
07.06.90.3025 - Other edible roots (fresh or chilled).
07.06.90.3026 - Celery root, celeriac (fresh or chilled). (Apium spp.)
07.06.90.3027 - Edible flower bulbs (fresh or chilled).
07.09.70. 3030.10  Spinach - New Zealand and orache spinach (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Spinachia oleracea)
07.09.93 - 3052  Pumpkin (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.3034 - Herbs - with or without roots (fresh or chilled).
07.09.99.3039 - Jicama (fresh or chilled).
07.09.99.4034.01 - Parsley - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.02 - Chervil - - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.03 - Tarragon - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.04 - Cress (watercress) - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.05 - Savory - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.07 - Dill - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.08 - Sweet marjoram - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4034.99 - Other herb species - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.09.99.4039 - Jicama (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.14.10.3044 - Manioc (cassava) (fresh or chilled). (Manihot spp.)
07.14.10.3046 - Manioc - (cassava) (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Manihot spp.)
07.14.20.3043 - Sweet potato (fresh or chilled). (Ipomoea spp.)
07.14.20.3044 - Sweet potato - (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Ipomoea spp.)
07.14.30.0001 - Yam (tuber) (fresh or chilled).
07.14.30.0004 - Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya).
07.14.30.0011  Yam - (tuber) (fresh or chilled) - Organic.
07.14.30.0014 - Chinese yam - (Dioscorea polystachya) - Organic.
07.14.40.0001 - Taro (root) - fresh or chilled.
07.14.40.0011 - Taro (root) - fresh or chilled - Organic.
07.14.50 - Yautia (Xanthosoma spp.).
07.14.90.0006.03 - Waterchestnut (root) (fresh or chilled). (Eleocharis dulcis)
07.14.90.0006.04 - Kava (root) (fresh or chilled). (Piper spp.)
07.14.90.0006.23 - Waterchestnut - (root) (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Eleocharis dulcis)
07.14.90.0006.24 - Kava - (root) (fresh or chilled) - Organic. (Piper spp.)
07.14.90.0006.99 - Other.

Chapter 08 was published to change de release recommendation from “Approved” to “Refer to CFIA - NISC” for the following HS codes with the end uses “Further processing”, “Human consumption” and “Repacking” originating from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, South Africa and United States.

08.08.10.4000 -  Apples (fresh) - Organic.
08.08.10.4001 -  Apples (fresh). (Malus spp.)


CFIA-AIRS Updates: June 10, 2019

The organic import requirements in Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been incorporated into the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS). This resulted in considerable updates to the AIRS database, and the addition of several OGD extension to identify the organic fresh fruit and vegetable products that are identified below.

Chapter 07 was published to add the following OGD extensions.

07.01.90.3001.01 - Potatoes, round type - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.01.90.3001.02 - Potatoes, long type - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.02.00.0001.02 - Tomatoes - field (fresh). (Solanum lycopersicum) - Organic
07.02.00.0002.02 - Tomatoes - greenhouse (fresh). (Solanum lycopersicum) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.10 - Onions - green (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.11 - Onions - red (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.12 - Onions - Spanish (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.13 - Onions - Walla Walla (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.14 - Onions - yellow (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.15 - Onions - white (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3001.98 - Onions - other (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3002.02 - Shallot - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.10.3007.02 - Onions  peeled - Organic
07.03.20.3003.04 - Garlic bulbs - unprocessed (fresh or chilled) – Organic
07.03.20.3005.02 - Garlic scapes - Organic  (fresh or chilled)
07.03.90.3004.02 - Chive - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.90.3006.02 - Other alliaceous vegetables - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.90.3007.02 - Chives - In bunch, cut - Organic
07.03.90.3008.00 - Leek (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.03.90.3008.01 - Cultivated Leek - Organic
07.03.90.3008.02 - Wild Leek - Organic
07.04.10.3008.03 - Cauliflower - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.10.3008.04 - Cauliflower - unprocessed (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.10.3008.05 - Cauliflower - fresh cut (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.10.3009.11 - Headed broccoli - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.10.3009.12 - Headed broccoli - whole (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.10.3009.13 - Headed broccoli - fresh, cut into florets (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.20.3006.10 - Brussels sprouts - unprocessed (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.20.3007.10 - Brussels sprouts - fresh cut (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3010.10 - Other broccoli and brassica oleracea hybrids - Organic - (broccolini, broccoflower etc.) (fresh or chilled)
07.04.90.3010.11 - Other broccoli - whole (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3010.12 - Other broccoli - fresh, cut into florets (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3010.13 - Other broccoli -  crown (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3011.10 - Cabbage - Organic
07.04.90.3011.11 - Cabbage  - whole (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3011.12 - Cabbage - fresh cut, chopped or shredded (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3012.10 - Rapini - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3013.10 - Other - Including Kohlrabi and similar edible brassicas (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3014.10 - Arugula - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3015.10 - Bok choy or other Asian cabbage - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3016.10 - Kale - Organic
07.04.90.3016.11 - Kale - whole (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3016.12 - Kale - fresh cut, chopped or shredded (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.04.90.3019.10 - Brassica - Excluding Brassica oleracea - Organic
07.05.11.3004.00 - Vegetable preparations - with more than 2% but less than 20 % meat - Organic
07.05.11.3004.01 - Containing beef - Organic
07.05.11.3004.02 - Containing veal - Organic
07.05.11.3004.03 - Containing pork - Organic
07.05.11.3004.04 - Containing chicken - Organic
07.05.11.3004.05 - Containing turkey - Organic
07.05.11.3004.06 - Containing various/ combined meat - Organic
07.05.11.3004.07 - Containing unspecified meat - Organic
07.05.11.3004.99 - Containing other meat - Organic
07.05.11.3027.13 - Iceberg lettuce - whole - Organic
07.05.11.3027.14 - Iceberg lettuce - Chopped or cored - Organic
07.05.11.3028.00 - Vegetable preparations - containing less than 50% egg products - Organic
07.05.11.3029.00 - Vegetable preparations - containing 50% or more egg products - Organic
07.05.19.3025.10 - Asian lettuce - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.05.19.3028.11 - Romaine lettuce  - Organic
07.05.19.3028.98 - Other lettuce - Organic
07.05.19.3029.00 - Vegetable preparations - with more than 2% but less than 20 % meat - Organic
07.05.19.3029.01 - Containing beef - Organic
07.05.19.3029.02 - Containing veal - Organic
07.05.19.3029.03 - Containing pork - Organic
07.05.19.3029.04 - Containing chicken - Organic
07.05.19.3029.05 - Containing turkey - Organic
07.05.19.3029.06 - Containing various - Organic
07.05.19.3029.07 - Containing unspecified meat - Organic
07.05.19.3029.99 - Containing other meat - Organic
07.05.19.3030.00 - Vegetable preparations - containing less than 50% egg products - Organic
07.05.19.3031.00 - Vegetable preparations - containing 50% or more egg products - Organic
07.05.21.0002.00 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) - Organic
07.05.29.3014.10 - Escarole (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.05.29.3015.10 - Endive (curly endive) (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.05.29.3016.10 - Other leafy chicory (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3017.10 - Carrots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3017.11 - Carrots - with tops  (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3017.12 - Carrots - without tops  (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3018.10 - Baby carrots - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3019.10 - Turnips - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.10.3027.10 - Carrots and baby carrots - peeled (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3020.10 - Beet - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3021.10 - Horseradish - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3023.10 - Parsnip  (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3024.10 - Radish (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3025.10 - Other edible roots - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3026.10 - Celery root, celeriac - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3027.10 - Edible flower bulbs - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.06.90.3028.10 - Beet - peeled - Organic
07.07.00.3001.10 - Cucumbers - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.07.00.3001.11 - Cucumbers - field (fresh). (Cucumis sativus) - Organic
07.07.00.3001.12 - Cucumbers - greenhouse (fresh). (Cucumis sativus) - Organic
07.07.00.3002.10 - Gherkins - (fresh). (Cucumis sativus) - Organic
07.08.10.3021.10 - Green peas - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.10.3022.10 - Snow peas (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.10.3023.10 - Other peas - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.20.3026.10 - Cowpea - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.20.3027.10 - Beans, Lima - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.20.3028.10 - Beans, wax - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.20.3029.10 - Beans, green - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.20.3030.10 - Beans, other - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.90.3031.10 - Jequirity Bean - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.90.3032.10 - Fababean - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.08.90.3033.10 - Other legumious vegetables - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.20.0002.00 - Asparagus - Organic
07.09.30.0002.00 - Aubergines - Organic
07.09.40.0002.00 - Celery other than celeriac - Organic
07.09.51.3027.10 - Cultivated mushroom - Organic
07.09.51.3028.10 - Wild mushroom - Organic
07.09.59.3024.10 - Other : Truffles - Organic
07.09.59.3024.11 - Cultivated Truffles - Organic
07.09.59.3024.12 - Wild Truffles - Organic
07.09.59.3027.00 - Other : Other - Organic
07.09.59.3027.01 - Cultivated mushroom - Organic
07.09.59.3027.02 - Wild mushroom - Organic
07.09.60.0001.10 - Chili peppers  - (fresh) (Capsicum spp.) - Organic
07.09.60.0002.10 - Bell peppers - (fresh) (Capsicum annuum) - Organic
07.09.60.9999.10 - Other fruits of the genus Capsicum - Organic
07.09.70.3030.10 - Spinach - New Zealand and orache spinach (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.70.3032.00 - Vegetable preparations - with more than 2% but less than 20 % meat - Organic
07.09.70.3032.01 - Containing beef - Organic
07.09.70.3032.02 - Containing veal - Organic
07.09.70.3032.03 - Containing pork - Organic
07.09.70.3032.04 - Containing chicken - Organic
07.09.70.3032.05 - Containing turkey - Organic
07.09.70.3032.06 - Containing various/ combined meat - Organic
07.09.70.3032.07 - Containing unspecified meat - Organic
07.09.70.3032.99 - Containing other meat - Organic
07.09.70.3034.00 - Vegetable preparations - containing 50% or more egg products - Organic
07.09.70.3035.00 - Spinach - Chinese or Asian - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.70.3035.01 - Amaranthus spp. - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.70.3035.02 - Basella spp. - (leaves, fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.91.3042.00 - Globe artichokes - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.92.0002.00 - Other: Olives - Organic
07.09.93.3050.00 - Other: Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.) - Organic
07.09.93.3051.00 - Squash (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.93.3052.00 - Pumpkin (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.00 - Sprouted seeds - Organic
07.09.99.3051.01 - Alfalfa sprouted seeds - (Medicago spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.02 - Almond - sprouted seeds - (Prunus dulcis) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.03 - Amaranth - sprouted seeds - (Amaranthus spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.04 - Arugula - sprouted seeds - (Eruca spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.05 - Barley - sprouted seeds - (Hordeum vulgare) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.06 - Beans - sprouted seeds - (Phaseolus spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.07 - Broccoli - sprouted seeds - (Brassica oleracea) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.08 - Buckwheat - sprouted seeds - (Fagopyrum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.09 - Cabbage - sprouted seeds - (Brassica oleracea) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.10 - Chia - sprouted seeds - (Salvia spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.11 - Chick peas - sprouted seeds - (Cicer spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.12 - Clover - sprouted seeds - (Trifolium spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.13 - Cress - sprouted seeds - (Barbarea spp., Lepidium spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.14 - Dill - sprouted seeds - (Anethum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.15 - Flax - sprouted seeds - (Linum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.16 - Hemp - sprouted seeds - (Cannabis sativa) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.17 - Lentils - sprouted seeds - (Lens spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.18 - Mung beans - sprouted seeds - (Vigna radiata) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.19 - Mustard - sprouted seeds - (Brassica spp., Sinapis spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.20 - Oats - sprouted seeds - (Avena spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.21 - Onion - sprouted seeds - (Allium spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.22 - Peanuts - sprouted seeds - (Arachis spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.23 - Peas - sprouted seeds - (Pisum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.24 - Pumpkin - sprouted seeds - (Cucurbita spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.25 - Quinoa - sprouted seeds - (Chenopodium spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.26 - Radish - sprouted seeds - (Raphanus spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.27 - Sesame - sprouted seeds - (Sesamum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.28 - Spelt - sprouted seeds - (Triticum spelta) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.29 - Sunflower - sprouted seeds - (Helianthus spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.30 - Triticale - sprouted seeds - (X Triticosecale spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.31 - Watercress - sprouted seeds - (Nasturtium spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.3051.32 - Wheat - sprouted seeds - (Triticum spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.4030.00 - Amaranthus spp. (leaves, fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4031.00 - Ipomoea spp. (leaves, fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4033.00 - Chard (leaves, fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.00 - Herbs - with or without roots (fresh or chilled)  - Organic
07.09.99.4034.01 - Parsley - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.02 - Chervil - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.03 - Tarragon - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.04 - Cress (watercress) - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.05 - Savory - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.07 - Dill - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.08 - Sweet marjoram - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4034.99 - Other herb species - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4035.00 - Corn - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4035.01 - Corn on the cob - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4035.02 - Baby corn (including corn on the cob) - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4035.03 - Sweet corn (including corn on the cob) - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4035.99 - Other corn (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4036.00 - Rhubarb (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4037.00 - Zucchini (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4038.00 - Ground cherries, Cape gooseberries, tomatillos (fresh or chilled) (Physalis spp.) - Organic
07.09.99.4039.00 - Jicama (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4039.01 - Jicama (fresh) - Organic
07.09.99.4039.02 - Jicama (chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4041.00 - Taro Leaves (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4042.00 - Hawthorn leaves (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4043.00 - Okra (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.9999.91 - Other vegetables - other than edible roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.10.29.0002.00 - Leguminous vegetables - shelled or unshelled: Other - Organic
07.10.30.0002.00 - Spinach - New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach) - Organic
07.10.40.0002.00 - Sweet corn - Organic
07.14.10.3046.00 - Manioc - Organic (cassava) (fresh or chilled)
07.14.20.3044.00 - Sweet potato - (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.14.30.0011.00 - Yam - (tuber) (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.14.30.0014.00 - Chinese yam - (Dioscorea polystachya) - Organic
07.14.40.0011.00 - Taro (root) - fresh or chilled - Organic
07.14.50.0002.00 - Yautia - (Xanthosoma spp.) - Organic
07.14.90.0006.23 - Waterchestnut - (root) (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.14.90.0006.24 - Kava - (root) (fresh or chilled) - Organic
07.09.99.4036.00 - Rhubarb (fresh or chilled) – Organic

Chapter 08 was published to add the following OGD extensions.

08.01.11.3000.00 - Coconuts - Desiccated
08.01.11.3001.00 - Coconuts - Desiccated - Organic
08.01.12.3001.00 - Coconuts - In the inner shell (endocarp) - Organic
08.01.19.3001.00 - Coconuts - Other - Organic
08.01.21.4081.02 - Brazil nuts - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.01.22.4081.02 - Brazil nuts - Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.01.31.4081.02 - Cashew nuts - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.01.32.4081.02 - Cashew nuts - Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.02.11.4081.02 - Almonds (Prunus dulcis.) - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.02.12.4081.02 - Almonds (Prunus dulcis.) - Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.02.21.4084.01 - Edible nut - filbert, hazelnut (other than cured processed and graded)  - Organic(Corylus spp.)
08.02.22.4084.01 - Edible nut -  filbert, hazelnut (other than cured processed and graded).(Corylus spp.) - Organic
08.02.31.4081.02 - Walnuts (Juglans spp.) - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.02.32.4081.02 - Walnuts (Juglans spp.): Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.02.41.4080.02 - Chestnuts (Castanea spp.) - Fresh - Organic
08.02.51.4081.02 - Pistachios - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.02.52.4080.02 - Pistachios - Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.02.61.4080.02 - Macadamia nuts - In shell, fresh - Organic
08.02.62.4080.02- Macadamia nuts - Shelled, fresh - Organic
08.02.80.4082.02 - Betel nut - Organic
08.02.90.4083.02 - Walnut shell - Organic
08.02.90.4084.01 - Acorn of oak - Organic
08.02.90.4084.02 - Acorn of chinquapin - Organic
08.02.90.4084.03 - Acorn of tanbark oak - Organic
08.02.90.4084.04 - Edible nut - Hazelnut and cobnut (other than cured processed or graded) - Organic - (Corylus spp.)
08.02.90.4084.05 - Pecan nut - Organic
08.02.90.4084.07 - Pine nut - Organic
08.02.90.4084.09 - Water chestnut (fresh) - (Trapa spp.) - Organic
08.02.90.4084.99 - Other : Other nut species (except peanuts) - Organic
08.03.10.4038.02 - Plantains (Fresh) - Organic
08.03.90.4038.02 - Bananas (fresh) - Organic
08.04.10.4038.02 - Dates (fresh) - Organic
08.04.20.4038.02 - Figs (fresh) - Organic
08.04.30.4038.02 - Pineapples (fresh) - Organic
08.04.40.4038.02 - Avocados (fresh) (Persea americana) - Organic
08.04.50.4037.01 - Guavas (fresh) - Organic
08.04.50.4037.02 - Mangoes (fresh) - Organic
08.04.50.4037.03 - Mangosteens (fresh) - Organic
08.05.10.4037.01 - Oranges - without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.10.4037.02 - Oranges - with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.21.4037.01 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.21.4037.02 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.22.4037.01 - Clementines; without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.22.4037.02 - Clementines; with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.29.4037.01 - Other; without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.29.4037.02 - Other; with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.40.4037.01 - Grapefruit, including pomelos - without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.40.4037.02 - Grapefruit, including pomelos - with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.50.0003.01 - Lemons - without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.50.0003.02 - Limes - without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.50.0003.03 - Lemons - with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.50.0003.04 - Limes - with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.90.4037.01 - Other citrus fruit - without leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.05.90.4037.02 - Other citrus fruit - with leaves and branches (fresh) - Organic
08.06.10.4050.01 - Table grapes and hand harvested grapes for winemaking (fresh). (Vitis spp.) - Organic
08.06.10.4050.02 - Bulk Grapes (including wine grapes for crush) (fresh). (vitis spp.) – Organic
08.07.11.3001.00 - Melons: Watermelons (fresh) - Organic
08.07.19.0002.01 - Honeydew melon (fresh) - Organic
08.07.19.0002.02 - Cantaloupe (fresh) - Organic
08.07.19.0002.03 - Other muskmelon (fresh) - Organic
08.07.19.9998.00 - Other melons (fresh) - Organic
08.07.20.0001.00 - Papaws (papayas) (fresh)
08.07.20.0002.00 - Papaws (papayas) (fresh) - Organic
08.08.10.4000.00 - Apples (fresh) - Organic
08.08.30.4004.12 - Fragrant pears (fresh) - Organic
08.08.30.4004.15 - Common pears (fresh) (Pyrus communis) - Organic
08.08.30.4004.99 - Other pear species (fresh) - Organic
08.08.40.4004.02 - Quinces (fresh) (Cydonia oblonga) - Organic
08.09.10.4020.02 - Apricots (fresh) (Prunus armeniaca) - Organic
08.09.10.4021.02 - Aprium (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic
08.09.21.4034.02 - Sour cherries (includes Montmonrency cherry). (fresh). (Prunus cerasus) - Organic
08.09.29.4033.02 - Chokecherries (fresh). (Prunus virginiana) - Organic
08.09.29.4034.02 - Sweet cherries (includes French cherry). (fresh) - (Prunus avium) - Organic
08.09.29.4099.02 - Other cherry species (fresh) (Prunus spp., other) - Organic
08.09.30.4005.02 - Peach (fresh). (Prunus persica) - Organic
08.09.30.4006.02 - Nectarine (fresh) (Prunus persica) - Organic
08.09.30.4007.02 - Peacotum (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic
08.09.40.4007.02 - Plums (fresh) (Prunus domestica, P. insititia, P. salicina and their hybrids) - Organic
08.09.40.4008.02 - Sloes (fresh) (Prunus spinosa) - Organic
08.09.40.4010.02 - Plumcot (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic
08.09.90.4009.02 - Pluot (hybrid of Prunus spp.) - Organic
08.10.10.1001.02 - Strawberries, whole (Fragaria spp.) - Organic
08.10.10.1002.02 - Strawberries, minimally transformed (cut, sliced, trimmed, chopped, etc.) (Fragaria spp.) - Organic
08.10.20.4011.02 - Loganberries (fresh) (Rubus × loganobaccus) - Organic
08.10.20.4012.01 - Mulberries (fresh) - Organic (Morus spp.)
08.10.20.4020.00 - Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries (fresh) - Organic
08.10.20.4030.02 - Blackberries (fresh) - Organic
08.10.30.4032.02 - Currant (fresh) (Ribes spp.) - Organic
08.10.30.4033.02 - Gooseberries (fresh) (Ribes spp.) - Organic
08.10.40.4016.02 - Bilberries (fresh) (Vaccinium myrtillus) - Organic
08.10.40.4018.02 - Cranberries (fresh) - (Vaccinium macrocarpon, V. oxycoccos.) - Organic
08.10.40.4019.02 - Huckleberries (fresh) - (Gaylussacia spp.) - Organic
08.10.40.4020.02 - Lingonberries (fresh) - (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) - Organic
08.10.40.4021.01 - Other fruits of the genus Vaccinium not specified elsewhere (fresh) - Organic
08.10.50.1001.00 - Kiwifruit (fresh) - Organic
08.10.60.1001.00 - Durians (fresh) - Organic
08.10.70.4031.02 - Persimmons (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4023.02 - Boysenberries  (fresh) - Organic - (Rubus ursinus × R. idaeus)
08.10.90.4024.02 - Cactus pears (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4025.02 - Custard apples (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4026.02 - Haws (fresh) (Crataegus spp.) - Organic
08.10.90.4027.02 - Jackfruits (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4028.02 - Passion fruits (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4030.02 - Litchis (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4031.02 - Longans (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4034.02 - Horn of Plenty (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4035.02 - Loquat (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4037.02 - Pomegranate (fresh). (Punica granatum) - Organic
08.10.90.4038.02 - Pomegranate arils (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4050.02 - Other tropical fruits (fresh) - Organic
08.10.90.4051.02 - Maqui (fresh) (Aristotelia spp.). - Organic

Chapter 09 was published to add the following OGD extension.

09.10.30.7200.03 - Tumeric (fresh or chilled) (Curcuma longa) - Organic

Chapter 12 was published to add the following OGD extensions.

12.11.90.3049.01 - Lemongrass - with or without roots (fresh or chilled)
12.11.90.3049.02 - Lemongrass - with or without roots (fresh or chilled) - Organic
12.11.90.6348.02 - Licorice roots - cultivated - Organic
12.11.90.6349.02 - Dandelion roots - Cultivated - Organic
12.11.90.6350.02 - Couchgrass roots - Cultivated – Organic

For more information please contact the Canada Organic Regime team at cfia.opr-rpb.acia@canada.ca

National Inspection Division / Operations Branch
Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Government of Canada
cfia.isu-usi.acia@canada.ca 


CFIA-AIRS Updates: April 11, 2019

AIRS was published to:

i) change the format from “Numeric” to “Alpha numeric” for the following Registration Type. NO VERSION CHANGE.

114 - Number of units per package

ii) modify the Licence Permit Certificate or Other (LPCO) from “Materialized” to “Dematerialized” for the following Registration Type. NO VERSION CHANGE.

277 - State of origin of the product indicated on any official USDA documentation


CFIA-AIRS Updates: February 21, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.02.00 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled. (Lycopersicum esculentum)
07.03.10 - Onions and shallots. (Allium cepa), (Allium ascalonicum)
07.03.20 - p>07.02.00 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled. (Lycopersicum esculentum)
07.03.10 - Onions and shallots. (Allium cepa), (Allium ascalonicum)
07.03.20 - Garlic. (Allium spp.)
07.03.90 - Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables. (Allium spp.)
07.04.10 - Cauliflowers and headed broccoli. (Brassica oleracea L. var. Botrytis)
07.04.20 - Brussels sprouts. (Brassica oleracea) 07.04.90 - Other.
07.05.11 - Lettuce: Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce). (Lactuca sativa var. capitata)
07.05.19 - Lettuce: Other. (Lactuca spp.)
07.05.21 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum). (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
07.05.29 - Chicory: Other. (Cichorium spp.)
07.06.10 - Carrots and turnips. (Daucus carota), (Brassica rapa)
07.06.90 - Other.
07.07.00 - Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled. (Cucumis sativus)
07.08.10 - Peas (Pisum sativum).
07.08.20 - Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.).  (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
07.08.90 - Other leguminous vegetables.
07.09.20 - Asparagus. (Asparagus spp.).
07.09.30 - Aubergines. (Solanum melongena).
07.09.40 - Celery other than celeriac. (Apium spp.).
07.09.51 - Mushrooms and truffles: Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus.
07.09.59 - Mushrooms and truffles : Other.
07.09.60 - Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta. (Capsicum spp.).
07.09.70 - Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach). (Spinacia oleracea).
07.09.91 - Other: Globe artichokes.
07.09.93 - Other: Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.).
07.09.99 - Other: Other.
07.14.10 - Manioc (cassava). (Manihot spp.).
07.14.20 - Sweet potatoes. (Ipomoea spp.).
07.14.30 - Yams (Dioscorea spp.).
07.14.40 - Taro (Colocasia spp.).
07.14.50 - Yautia (Xanthosoma spp.).
07.14.90 - Other.

Chapter 08 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

08.03.10 - Plantains.
08.03.90 - Other.
08.04.10 - Dates (fresh or dried).
08.04.20 - Figs (fresh or dried).
08.04.30 - Pineapples (fresh or dried).
08.04.40 - Avocados (fresh or dried).
08.04.50 - Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens (fresh or dried).
08.05.10 - Oranges (fresh or dried).
08.05.21 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas).
08.05.22 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Clementines.
08.05.29 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Other.
08.05.40 - Grapefruit, including pomelos (fresh or dried).
08.05.50 - Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia).
08.05.90 - Other (fresh or dried).
08.06.10 - Grapes (fresh). (Vitis spp.)
08.07.11 - Melons: Watermelons (fresh).
08.07.19 - Melons: Other (fresh).
08.07.20 - Papaws (papayas) (fresh).
08.07.19 - Melons: Other (fresh).
08.08.10 - Apples (fresh). (Malus spp.)
08.08.30 - Pears.
08.08.40 - Quinces.
08.09.10 - Apricots (fresh).
08.09.21 - Cherries: Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus).
08.09.29 - Cherries: Other.
08.09.30 - Peaches, including nectarines (fresh).
08.09.40 - Plums and sloes (fresh).
08.10.10 - Strawberries (fresh).
08.10.20 - Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries (fresh).
08.10.30 - Black, white or red currants and gooseberries.
08.10.40 - Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium (fresh).
08.10.50 - Kiwifruit (fresh)Kiwi fruit (fresh).
08.10.60 - Durians (fresh).
08.10.70 - Persimmons (fresh).
08.10.90 - Other.

Chapter 09 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

09.10.99.7338 - Thyme.
09.10.30.7100 - Turmeric (curcuma).

Chapter 12 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

12.01.90 - Soya beans, whether or not broken: Other.
12.11.90.9990 - Other herbs - with or without roots (Fresh or Chilled).


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 31, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to modify the list of registration types for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” originating from California.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.09.99.3034.01 - Parsley - with or without roots (fresh or chilled).


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 23, 2019

Chapter 08 was published to change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes originating from the state of California.

08.10.20.4011 – Loganberries (fresh). (Rubus × loganobaccus)
08.10.20.4013 – Raspberries (fresh).(Rubus sp. other than R. caesius, R. fructicosus, R. × loganobaccus, R. ursinus × R. idaeus)
08.10.20.4014 – European dewberries (Fresh) - (Rubus caesius)
08.10.20.4015 – European blackberries (Fresh) - (Rubus fructicosus)
08.10.90.4023 – Boysenberries  (fresh). (Rubus ursinus × R. idaeus)


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 19, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to:

i) change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA - NISC” to “Approved” and to remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” with the miscellaneous codes “Rooted, grown in soil-free media” and “Without soil” originating from the state of California.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

ii) remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” with the miscellaneous code “With soil or related matter (including growing media not approved under the CGMP)” originating from the state of California. NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

Chapter 20 was published to change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA - NISC” to “Approved” and remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end use “Human consumption” originating from the United States.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 17, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to remove a registration type for the following HS code with end use “Human Consumption”.

07.12.20.7100 – Onion: Dried

Chapter 20 was published to remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end use “Human Consumption”.

20.05.99.9999 – Other

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

20.05.99.2084 - Single vegetables (airtight containers).
20.05.99.2085 - Mixture of vegetables (airtight containers).
20.05.99.7273 - Sauerkraut with preservative.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: December 21, 2018

This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) licence requirement for the food commodities that will require a SFCR licence on January 15, 2019.

For more information regarding the HS codes being changed, see Changes to harmonized system (HS) codes.

To find out if and when you need a licence, refer to the licencing interactive tool and the SFCR timelines resources on the CFIA website.

If you have questions, fill out our feedback form or call 1-800-442-2342.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: December 7, 2018

Chapter 07 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS code with end uses “Human Consumption” and “Further Processing” originating from California.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

Chapter 20 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS code with end use “Human Consumption” originating from the United States.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads


CFIA-AIRS Updates: November 30, 2018

Chapter 07 was published to add the miscellaneous codes “Rooted, grown in soil-free media” and “Without soil” to the following HS code originating from the United States except California.

07.05.19.3028.99 Other lettuce

This created a requirement version change for the following HS code.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine lettuce

Chapter 07 was published to add the following OGD extensions.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.
07.05.19.3028.99 - Other lettuce.

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes originating from the United States.

07.05.19.3025 - Asian lettuce (fresh or chilled).
07.05.21 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum). (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
07.06.10.3018 - Baby carrots (fresh or chilled). (Daucus carota)
07.06.10.3019 - Turnips (fresh or chilled). (Brassica rapa)
07.06.90.3021 - Horseradish (fresh or chilled). (Armoracia lapathifolia)
07.06.90.3026 - Celery root, celeriac (fresh or chilled). (Apium spp.)
07.09.20.3030 - Spinach - New Zealand and orache spinach (fresh or chilled). (Spinachia oleracea)
07.09.99.3034 - Herbs - with or without roots (fresh or chilled).
07.09.99.3039 - Jicama (fresh or chilled).
07.14.10.3044 - Manioc (cassava) (fresh or chilled). (Manihot spp.)
07.14.20.3043 - Sweet potato (fresh or chilled). (Ipomoea spp.)
07.14.30.0001 - Yam (tuber) (fresh or chilled).
07.14.40.0001 - Taro (root) - fresh or chilled.
07.14.50 - Yautia (Xanthosoma spp.).
07.14.90.0006 - Tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes - with high starch or inulin content.

Chapter 20 was published to change the release recommendation from “Approved” to “Refer to CFIA - NISC” and add the Registration Type “Proof of Origin” for the following HS code with the end use “Human Consumption” originating from the state of California.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

20.05.99.7272 - Hummus vegetable spread.
20.05.99.7274 - Coleslaw.
20.05.99.7275 - Ready-to-serve salad mixes, prepared or preserved.
20.05.99.7277 - Vegetable-based dips and spreads (except hummus), prepared or preserved.