The Packer is reporting that Canada is making it easier for U.S. onion growers to ship north of the border. The country’s inspection agency, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is beginning a three-month “onion pilot” on January 20 that will last until April 30.
According to a CFIA press release, “Onions will be required to meet the minimum grade, labeling and packaging requirements according to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations,” but during the pilot, growers will not need United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) FV-205 inspection certificates or custom clearance inspections from CFIA to ship to Canada.
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