When you ship cross-border, know which products are subject to bioterrorism regulation.

Is your shipment subject to increased regulation?

Due to increased regulation designed to protect the border between the United States and Canada from multiple forms of terrorism, many products are now subject to increased scrutiny from customs. Here is a list of some of the items subject to the regulation.

Food for Human Consumption

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Baby (infant and junior) food products, including infant formula
  • Bakery products, dough mixes or icings
  • Beverage bases
  • Candy without chocolate, candy specialties and chewing gum
  • Cereal preparations, breakfast foods, quick-cooking/instant cereals
  • Cheese and cheese products
  • Chocolate and cocoa products
  • Coffee and tea
  • Color additives for foods
  • Dietary conventional foods or meal replacements, including medical foods

Dietary Supplements

  • Proteins, amino acids, fats and lipid substances
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Animal byproducts and extracts, herbals and botanicals
  • Dressings and condiments
  • Fishery/seafood products
  • Substances that migrate into food and food packaging and other articles that contact food

Food Additives

(generally recognized as safe ingredients, or other ingredients used for processing)

  • Food sweeteners (nutritive)
  • Fruits and fruit products
  • Gelatin, rennet, pudding mixes or pie fillings
  • Ice cream and related products
  • Imitation milk products
  • Macaroni or noodle products
  • Meat, meat products and poultry (FDA-regulated)
  • Milk, butter or dried milk products
  • Multiple food dinners, gravies, sauces and specialties
  • Nut and edible seed products
  • Prepared salad products
  • Shell egg and egg products
  • Snack food items (flour, meal or vegetable base)
  • Spices, flavors and salts
  • Soups
  • Soft drinks and waters
  • Vegetables and vegetable products
  • Vegetable oils (includes olive oil)
  • Vegetable protein products (simulated meats)
  • Whole grains, miller grain product (flours or starch)

Most/All Human Food Product Categories

  • Grain products (e.g., barley, grain, sorghums, maize, oat, rice, rye and wheat)
  • Oil seed products (e.g., cottonseed, soybeans, other oil seeds)
  • Alfalfa and lespedeza products
  • Amino acids
  • Animal-derived products
  • Brewer products
  • Chemical preservatives
  • Citrus products
  • Distillery products and enzymes
  • Fats and oils
  • Fermentation products
  • Marine products
  • Milk products
  • Mineral
  • Miscellaneous and special purpose products
  • Molasses
  • Non-protein nitrogen products
  • Peanut products
  • Recycled animal waste products
  • Screenings
  • Vitamins
  • Yeast products

Mixed Feed

Poultry, livestock and equine

Pet Food

Most/all animal food product categories