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Urgent Notification: Romaine Lettuce Import Requirements Updated

November 25, 2019

Updated requirements for Romaine Lettuce from California:

CFIA sent out a notice in the afternoon of  November 22, 2019, regarding updated import requirements for Romaine Lettuce from California.
 
Shipments of romaine lettuce from California must be accompanied by a certification on the exports letterhead, showing a Proof of Origin with the date of signing and the signature of the exporter declaring that the lettuce was not harvested in the Salinas, California, growing region (counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey).
 
Please ensure all shipments containing romaine lettuce include this additional documentation in order to avoid clearance delays
 
We highly recommend you consult the CFIA’s Automated Import Reference Tool, AIRS, or contact the CFIA National Import Service Center at 1-800-835-4486 for further information.