On February 4, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued Circular G/SPS/N/CAN/1367 to amend the import animal health requirements for milk and dairy products (including milk-containing foods and beverages). The main revisions include:
1. The original basis for whether the milk content in food reaches 50%(on a dry basis) should be regarded as imported milk and meet the corresponding animal health requirements. In the new import regulations, milk and dairy products that are prepackaged and can be stored at room temperature do not need to meet the corresponding animal health requirements of the original imported milk, that is, there are no restrictions on the country or region of import, and there is no need to provide a veterinary health certificate, instead of prepackaged or extraordinary Warm-stored milk and dairy products must come to countries where the veterinary health system is approved by CFIA, and a veterinary health certificate that meets CFIA requirements must be provided;
2. For milk and dairy products that are not prepackaged or stored at very warm temperatures, such as those from countries or regions that are not recognized by CFIA without foot-and-mouth disease, the original treatment method of inactivating the virus by lowering the pH is changed from the”pH The value drops below 5, at least 2 hours” is changed to”The pH value drops below 6, at least 1 hour”.
The notification will be effective from April 1, 2021.