The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) – Fertilizer Safety Section regulates fertilizers and supplements (substances other than fertilizers that improve the physical condition of soil or plant growth) under the Fertilizers Act. The Fertilizer Act requires that all regulated fertilizer and supplement products be properly labeled, effective and safe for humans, plants, animals and the environment. All fertilizers and supplements that are imported and/or sold in Canada are regulated by CFIA, which works together with provinces and municipalities to ensure that all products meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy.
Some fertilizers and most supplements are subject to registration and require a comprehensive pre-market assessment prior to their import and/or sale in Canada. CFIA’s pre-market assessment consists of a detailed evaluation of product safety information, efficacy, and labeling. Products that are exempt from registration are still subject to regulation and must meet all the necessary standards at the time of sale or import.
TSG can help
- Develop and review labels
- Conduct pre-submission assessments
- Prepare and submit registration applications
- Conduct risk assessments
- Act as a Canadian Agent for foreign companies