Fertilizer Canada released the new Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice (CAN Security Code) this year for implementation in 2019. The CAN Security Code aims to provide uniform security practices for the handling, transportation, storage and/or sale of CAN in Canada.

In addition to the CAN Security Code Appendices – a companion document to the CAN Security Code – which provides templates and guidance materials for meeting the requirements of the Code, Fertilizer Canada has released the Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Safety and Security Information Brochure as a resource to CAN sites. Distribution and agri-retail facilities have the option of using this brochure to meet all requirements of Section C5 (Criteria Specific to End-Users) which requires sites to provide information to customers purchasing CAN regarding safe and secure on-farm storage practices.

The Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security eLearning course is also now available on the Fertilizer Canada website. Successful completion of this course, which outlines the practices for securing CAN along the supply chain, is required to meet the requirements of Section D of the CAN Security Code. This course is free to take and those who successfully pass will receive a printable certificate.

The Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Safety and Security Information Brochure, as well as the CAN Security Code Appendices, can be found on the Fertilizer Canada website here. All Fertilizer Canada courses can be accessed upon registration to the eLearning platform here.


Implementation of the CAN Security Code is scheduled to take place over two years. As of January 1, 2019, agri-retail and distribution sites who transport, store, handle and/or sell CAN will be able to schedule their formal site audit in order to obtain certification. It is highly recommended to have this audit completed by September 30, 2019 in order to allow sufficient time to obtain certification by the mandatory deadline of December 31, 2019.

Agri-retail and distribution sites are also encouraged to book a pre-audit prior to their formal audit, which can help identify requirement gaps. Sites can schedule a pre-audit with an auditor any time between March and December of this year.

Should you have any questions or wish to book an audit, please do not hesitate to contact us at the coordinates below:

General Inquiries:

Amanda Pach
Manager – Environment & Safety
Fertilizer Canada
(613) 786-3040
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Audit Process:

Anthony Laycock
Project Manager
1-877-236-AWSA (2972)
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Amanda Pach
Manager – Environment & Safety

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