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California leafy greens will need documentation to go to Canada starting Friday

Canada will require all shipments of leafy green produce grown in California to be accompanied by a confirmation of sale document confirming the origin of the goods beginning June 1, the Farm Bureau is warning its members.

For more information on this import restriction, call the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Agrifood Division, of Canadian Food Inspection Agency at (613) 221-7153.

The handler marketing agreement, list of signatory handlers and the “Leafy Green Good Ag Practices” can be found at: www.caleafygreens.ca.gov/.

-Bob Cuddy

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