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Canadian Biosafety Guideline: Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan

[Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan]

Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan elaborates on key topics from the Canadian Biosafety Handbook (CBH) to help users establish a robust biosecurity plan for their facility to meet Canadian regulatory requirements.


Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan elaborates on key topics introduced in the Canadian Biosafety Handbook (CBH). It is aimed specifically at Canadian facilities handling human and terrestrial pathogens or toxins, and serves as a resource for stakeholders seeking additional information to establish a robust biosecurity plan. This document is publicly available as a PDF in both English and French.

In Canada, most facilities where human and terrestrial animal pathogens or toxins are handled and stored are regulated by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)  and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) under the _Human Pathogens and Toxins Act _(HPTA), _Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR), Health of Animals Act (HAA), and Health of Animals Regulations _(HAR). Regulated facilities must develop and maintain a biosecurity plan in accordance with requirements set forth in the Canadian Biosafety Standard (CBS), 2nd edition.   This resource is part of the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines set of resources which is maintained as part of a collaboration between Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.