CFIA 2022 temporary SFC licence conditions for importing lettuce

From September 28 to December 22, 2022, importers of romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce will be required to comply with temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence conditions. During this period, the CFIA will require importers to submit attestation forms and Certificates of Analysis to confirm that the romaine lettuce does not contain detectable levels of E. coli O157:H7 if the lettuce was grown in the Salinas Valley. A Proof of Origin will be required for U.S. romaine lettuce products that are from areas outside of the Salinas Valley.