If your business deals with products for human consumption, you may have new regulatory requirements!
New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into effect on January 15, 2019, including licencing, traceability, Preventive Controls, and Preventive Control Plans. Here’s how to make sure your business is prepared.
Do these new rules impact me?
These new rules apply to any business that conducts certain ‘activities’ across provincial or international borders. These activities include importing, exporting, inter-provincially traded foods and also some activities for foods that stay in-province.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has created tools to help you figure out if the new rules apply to your business:
If you are still unsure if you have to comply with the new regulations, you can reach out to the CFIA at one of the numbers below.
What are the new requirements?
There are three new requirements under the SFCRs.