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Guidelines for Crossing Product into Canada

Canada maintains limits on certain food products imported from the United States. Meat and poultry products are among the most stringently controlled food products. The following is a list of some of the quantities that a visitor may bring into the country. Note that this is an incomplete list of Customs Canada's limitations, and that all meat products must be labeled or identified as products of the U.S.

Examples of Products and the maximum amounts that can be imported upon entry to Canada

  • Dairy products (such as cheese, butter or milk): 44 lbs/20 kilo, not to exceed $20 in value
  • Margarine and imitation butter products: 6.6 lbs/3 kilo
  • Eggs: 2 dozen
  • Meat, meat products, poultry or poultry products: 44 lbs/20 kilo

There are separate limits within this category as follows:

Turkey or turkey products: 1 whole turkey, or the 10 kilo of turkey products
Chicken, chicken products: 22 lbs/10 kilo chicken or chicken products
Meat products from cattle, bison, buffalo sheep or goat: 11 lbs/5 kilo
Fruit (temperate, such as those grown in Canada): generally prohibited*
Fruit (tropical): 550 lbs/250 kilo per person
Fruit and vegetables (dried, canned): 44 lb/20 kilo *

For more specific information, contact Canadian Border Services.