Friday, October 22, 2010

CFIA: Change of Inspection Facility for Imported Meat and Meat Products


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has a new contact to request a change to the import inspection facility for meat and meat products.

Prior to a meat or meat products shipment obtaining the CFIA release recommendation from the Import Service Centre (ISC), the broker/importer is able to select a different inspection facility.

The change will be made by the ISC upon receipt of the Request for Documentation Review form.
However, once a meat or meat product shipment from the USA receives the CFIA release recommendation, changes to the inspection facility may be allowed under exceptional circumstances only.

To request a change to the inspection facility, you will have to contact Kim Rodrigue of the Import Control Division in Ottawa at 613-773-773-5334, during normal business hours and with all relevant information. Your request will be evaluated and a response sent back.