This notice is to advise you that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is introducing new hold and test conditions to Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences for the import of fresh enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China. The new requirement comes into effect on March 15, 2023 and will be in place until further notice.
Shipments of fresh enoki mushrooms arriving in Canada on or after March 15, 2023 from the Republic of Korea and/or the People’s Republic of China must be held and tested. This measure is in addition to importer responsibilities under the SFCR outlined in previous industry notices published on December 6, 2022 and June 2, 2022.
If you fail to comply with these hold and test SFC licence conditions, you will be considered to be in non-compliance with the Safe Food For Canadians Act (SFCA) and CFIA may take enforcement action including suspending or cancelling your SFC licence.
For guidance on the SFC licence conditions for hold and test and import requirements associated with the import of fresh enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea or the People’s Republic of China, refer to Regulatory requirements and licence conditions for imported fresh enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China (March 2023).
If you have any questions, please contact Food Imports by email at email@example.com.