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January 22, 2019

Canada No Longer Requiring a Proof of Origin Letter to Import of Romaine

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is no longer requiring a proof of origin letter be provided with each shipment of romaine and has also announced there are no restrictions on the import of romaine lettuce and salads containing romaine lettuce.

CFIA is Canada’s largest science-based regulator that is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy. For up to date import requirements from the CFIA, visit the Automated Import Reference System at http://airs-sari.inspection.gc.ca/airs_external/english/decisions-eng.aspx.

It is also recommended that you verify with your customer on the removal of the proof or origin letter. For more information, contact Matt McInerney at [email protected] or (949) 885-2263.