Low down on potatoes

Posted by on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:15 am

So, finally our government has come to the conclusion that potatoes are not really a threat to Canada’s National security.


I have been notified by NOTO (our Tourist Outfitters’ Association) that this summer our American guests will not have to leave their potatoes at the border nor register them when they come to fish in Canada. 

Here are the conditions by which potatoes may cross our border: (you know that if government is involved there will be conditions)

NOTO has confirmed that US guests CAN bring potatoes across the border this year.  There are a couple of stipulations.
* Guests can only bring 4kg (10 lbs) or less per person
* Potatoes must be commercially packaged (in the original package from the store) and the potatoes should be US grade No. 1.  
The certification of state of origin is no longer required nor do other import documentation requirements apply.
We have confirmed this through discussions with the Fort Frances border crossing (Canadian Border Services Agency CBSA) as well as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).