Date: Dec 20, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has agreed to extend the compliance period for implementing the new fruit and vegetable labeling requirement to January 15, 2020. The new provision would have required that all consumer prepackaged fresh fruits and vegetables be labeled with a lot number.

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), a partner with whom Western Growers has worked closely with over many years, took the lead in discussion with the CFIA regarding the potential impacts to business, including U.S. exporters, on this new proposed requirement.

Western Growers would like to extend a thank you to all our members who completed the brief survey, which provided CPMA with the data on the financial impact in their deliberations with the CFIA to reach this extension.

For more information please contact Matt McInerney at (949) 885-2263

WG Staff Contact

Matt McInerney
Sr. Executive Vice President

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