Beginning May 16, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will collect inspection fees in a new way.

Canada adopts new inspection protocols

Fees will be collected based on an hourly rate, not through a weight-based system, according to a news release from the Ottawa-based Dispute Resolution Corp.

The change paves the way for the agency’s Destination Inspection Service to implement full cost recovery, a multi-phase process expected to take three years.

Changes in how the Canadian government handles inspections of fruits and vegetables were spurred by industry demands for a better system.

The revamped Destination Inspection Service will feature fees based on a $99-per-hour rate; dedicated staff for destination inspections; service on weekends; and new service standards.