Just like all other living things, fruits and vegetables can also be at risk for damage by plant pests, such as insects, other plants or micro-organisms. There are several tools which can be used to help protect the health of fruits and vegetables, including the use of phytosanitary certificates, testing and monitoring programs, prompt reporting and inspection of imported product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is Canada's national plant protection organization. The CFIA is entrusted with this responsibility as part of its overall mandate to protect Canada's food, plant and animal resources.

For more information on importing plants and plant products please click on the link below to the CFIA Importing plants and plant products: what you need to know page.

CPMA works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Plant Health Directorate and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to promote and protect the healthy production of fruits and vegetables in Canada and around the world.

Plant Health Resources