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On May 2nd, 2022, new import requirements for simple pet chews will be published in the Automated Import Reference System. The conditions will be modernized and simplified to more clearly categorize imported products. One of the changes applying to all chews is a clarification regarding microbiological test results. These results will have to be clearly linked to the shipment by a lot number on the import documents. This will ensure a higher degree of safety for Canadian pets and owners. There will be a 12-month transition period during which products will be accepted for import under either the old or new conditions.
For more information, please consult the published Notice to the Industry.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact the Animal Products and By-products Import Box at APABPImport@inspection.gc.ca . For routine inquiries, your local CFIA office remains your first point of contact.