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On October 22, 2021 the CFIA advised that they have updated the CFIA Form 5961 “Importer’s Attestation for Romaine Lettuce Products from the Salinas Valley, California, United States.”
In order to avoid potential delays at the border please ensure that yourself and your suppliers are using the most updated version of the Importer’s Attestation form 5961 found on the CFIA website.
On September 13, 2021 the CFIA announced the 2021 Import requirements for Romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce from the United States.
For full details see the CFIA’s page: Import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States (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):
For romaine and romaine products FROM OUTSIDE the Salinas Valley of California:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604.538.1566. We are here for you always.