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On September 13, 2021 the CFIA announced the 2021 import requirements for romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce from the US.
For full details see the CFIA’s page: Import requirements for romaine lettuce from the US (2021) and the CFIA news release.
Affected Commodities: Shipments of fresh romaine lettuce, salad mixes and other products containing romaine, sold in bags, bulk or combined with other foods, which originate in the US.
Imported from the US between: September 30 and December 31, 2021
For romaine and romaine products from the Salinas Valley of California (counties: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey):
Check your MyCFIA account for the SFC licence conditions.
For romaine and romaine products from outside the Salinas Valley of California:
If a Proof of Origin of the romaine lettuce is not available, the attestation and Certificate of Analysis must be provided.
These requirements are in addition to the standard import requirements for vegetables and leafy greens. Existing Import Requirements for all Leafy Greens are:
And our informational article: Fall 2021 Romaine Lettuce Requirements
As a valued client of PCB, you receive the benefit of our proactive release process which will ensure your imports are declared with the additional requirements listed above:
Please reach out to your account manager with any questions you may have about these new requirements at any time by emailing email@example.com or calling 604.538.1566.
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