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Calcium Ammonium Nitrate

Ensuring fertilizer safety requires standardized Codes of Practice and a coordinated effort among all industry stakeholders.

Fertilizer Canada created the Agricultural Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice (the CAN Code) to provide uniform security practices for the handling and storage of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) used in Canada. The CAN Code was developed by fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and agri-retailers, with input from relevant government agencies.

Security Code of Practice

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice Amendments & Clarifications

Technical Bulletin: The Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice ( January 2019)

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice Implementation Guide

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice Appendices

Comment Period for 2023 Revisions to the Fertilizer Canada Ammonium Nitrate and Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice

As part of Fertilizer Canada’s commitment to continuous improvement, a review and update of the 2015 and 2019 versions of the AN and CAN Codes are underway. In recognizing the shifts within the agricultural industry and reduced numbers of agri-retail sites seeking certification under the AN Code, Fertilizer Canada is amalgamating the AN Code and CAN Code into a single Code of Practice. Sites that are currently certified under either of the Codes will continue to be eligible for certification under the amalgamated Code, with additional requirements for AN fertilizer according indicated in the Code protocols as applicable to regulatory and industry best practices standards. 

A 30-day Comment Period is now open on the proposed amendments to the 2015 AN Code and 2019 CAN Code Protocols. You are invited to review the revised protocols and submit comments by October 1, 2022.

• Summary matrix identifying substantive changes from the 2015 and 2019 Codes

• A “track-change” document showing a detailed comparison of all changes between the 2017 code and the proposed 2022 version

• Comment Form



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