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The 90-day public consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations closed April 21, 2017. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. More information on next steps will be shared soon.

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The basics

Find out what the proposed Regulations are all about. Learn how we got here and what we're doing to help businesses transition to the new Regulations once they come into force.

Licensing

Licensing is one of the key elements of the proposed Regulations. It would allow the CFIA to know who is involved in preparing food for sale and what they are preparing. It would also help us share important food safety information directly with licensed businesses.

Preventive food safety controls

Preventive food safety controls are one of the key elements of the proposed Regulations. These controls would ensure all food businesses, whether they import food, or prepare food for export or to be sold across provinces, understand and control potential food safety hazards.

Traceability

Traceability is one of the key elements of the proposed Regulations. Traceability documents would show the path of a food one step forward and one step back. This would reduce the time it takes to remove unsafe products from the market.

Importing food

Find out how requirements in the proposed Regulations would apply to businesses that import food into Canada.

Exporting food

Find out how requirements in the proposed Regulations would apply to businesses that prepare food to be exported outside of Canada.

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Please note: While you are encouraged to learn more by reviewing information and draft guidance documents on this website, your business is not subject to the proposed requirements at this time.

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