The CFIA has issued a memo titled Clarification of C.2.9.2 – Risk Based Criteria for unannounced inspections to provide further clarification on the implementation of risk criteria used by the CBs when selecting operators for unannounced inspections. The memo comes in effect on January 1, 2017 .
CBs should incorporate into their existing procedures a checklist of risk based criteria to be used in evaluating the risk to which the integrity of organic products can be compromised by December 31, 2016.
Full details are available on the CFIA web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/organic-products/certification-and-verification/guidance-documents/clarification-of-c-2-9-2/eng/1470709926775/1470709980203
( English) and http://www.inspection.gc.ca/aliments/produits-biologiques/certification-et-verification/documents-d-orientation/precision-au-sujet-de-c-2-9-2/fra/1470709926775/1470709980203 ( French)