The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued the following notice concerning upcoming changes to import requirements raw fresh/ frozen poultry products and by-products from the United Kingdom:
“On August 23, 2022, new import requirements for raw fresh/frozen poultry products and by-products from the United Kingdom (UK) will come into effect. This affects both edible and inedible products, and will harmonize import requirements with the UK for products imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Additional animal health attestations in regards to HPAI will now be required for all shipments of raw fresh/frozen poultry meat and poultry products from the UK when there are active outbreaks of HPAI.
Any shipments certified on or after August 23, 2022 must be accompanied by the updated attestation requirement. There will be a transition period of two months (until October 23, 2022) during which product will be accepted for import using either the previous or new conditions.
For more information, consult the published Notice to Industry.”