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Recently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the intent to re-implement additional import requirements for romaine lettuce.
This is a courtesy notice to inform you that as of September 30, 2021, until December 31, 2021, the CFIA will be reinstating sampling and testing requirements for romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce.
Please see the CFIA message titled “Update on the fall 2021 import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States”. Following is a recap of the new requirements.
Affected Commodities: Shipments of fresh romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine, sold in bags, bulk or combined with other foods, which originate in the US.
The expected import requirements are:
Romaine and products containing romaine from Salinas Valley of California:
Romaine and products containing romaine all other areas of the United States:
This information about these requirements is distributed by the CFIA through your MyCFIA portal. We recommend checking your portal frequently for additional detailed information and licence conditions disturbed by the CFIA.
These requirements are in addition to the standard import requirements for vegetables and leafy greens. Existing Import Requirements for all Leafy Greens are:
We will continue to update you as more information becomes available from the CFIA.
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: