The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) last week announced the establishment of a Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO). Stakeholders are now required to contact the PASO for processing applications for livestock feeds, Plant Breeder's Rights, fertilizers, variety registration, plants with novel traits, and veterinary biologics, or to follow up on the status of a previously submitted application.
CFIA’s PASO delivers and coordinates the services and activities related to reviewing and processing applications for products requiring a CFIA pre-market approval. The new office is the first point of contact for questions regarding the status of a previously submitted application, or administrative guidance to complete a new application package for any of the above mentioned services.
The CFIA believes that centralizing the submission of applications will result in increased consistency and efficiency in the delivery and administration of pre-market application requests. The CFIA notes that technical information/advice will still be provided by the responsible program officers and states that establishment of the PASO should not affect programs’ current service delivery standards.
Pre-market Application Submissions Office
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9