Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meat Import Control and Data Information Centre Relocation


Notice to Importers, Customs Brokers, Inspection Establishment Operators, Carriers, and Associations

Please forward this communiqué to staff and clients involved in importing meat from the USA.

The following is to inform you that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Meat Import Control and Data Information Centre (MICDIC) is moving on Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st. Service is expected to resume as scheduled on Monday, August 2, 2010.

MICDIC provides meat pre-clearance for U.S. origin meat. The Centre is the contact to obtain the inspection notice for U.S. meat after the load enters Canada. The contact information will remain the same:

1. Pre-Clearance (certificate verification) of U.S. certificates for meat and poultry products Certificates: Phone: 613-228-6118 (Hotline) Facsimile: 613-228-6623

2. Enquiries regarding Import Inspection Reports IIR (a.k.a. Multi-Commodity Activities Program – MCAP) for U.S. meat shipments: Toll Free: 1-877-682-5191

3. Email:

4. Mailing address:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Import Control Division
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9 Canada