CFIA Implements New Requirements for Leafy Greens Imports from Arizona

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be implementing a new requirement for imports of leafy greens from Arizona, USA.

Effective mid-August 2020, the CFIA will limit entry into Canada of leafy green products from Arizona to those handled by shippers that are certified members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

Leafy green products or vegetables include:

  • iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, baby leaf lettuce (for example, immature lettuce or leafy greens), escarole, endive, spinach, cabbage, kale, arugula, chard, and radicchio.

Products not identified above are excluded from the requirement to be sourced from certified members of the Arizona LGMA (for example, Bok Choy and other Asian greens).

If you have any questions, please use the established communication pathways.