The Government of Canada released its new Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations on January 15, 2019. Consolidating 14 sets of food regulations into one, the updates aim to overcome risks and challenges related to the speed, volume and complexity of current food production. Some requirements (such as licensing) will have to be met now, while other requirements will be phased in over a period of 12-30 months based on food commodity, type of activity, and business size.
The SFCR are centred on three key food safety elements:
preventive controls; and
traceability of food products.
Quick start guide
Now that the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are being enforced, here’s a quick start guide to ensure a smooth transition for your food business.
The information on the new regulations is dense and complex, but working through this quick start process and using the Canada Food Inspection Agency’s interactive tools, fact sheets, and guides should make it smoother. Cole’s Canadian Customs Consulting department is already up to speed with the new requirements—we’re happy to help you make the transition.
Information provided by: CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International