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The comment period closed on 2015-07-31

The CFIA is currently accepting comments on the draft summary of proposed regulatory texts. These are accompanied by a series of documents incorporated by reference.

The CFIA welcomes feedback on all parts of the preliminary text. Comments can be forwarded to by July 31, 2015.

Progress to date on the consolidated regulations

The CFIA has made progress on the consolidation of proposed regulations that would bring the Safe Food for Canadians Act into force.

Industry has been strongly supportive of the direction for a new food regulatory framework in Canada. Recognizing the widespread impact that new legislation will have, and in response to stakeholder demand for an early look at details within the draft regulations, the CFIA is taking action by releasing its progress to date. In addition, an official public comment period will take place once the draft regulations are published in Canada Gazette, Part I. Timing for pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I, is not yet established.

The preliminary text is being released for discussion purposes only. It is subject to change based on feedback received in this consultation.

  • Consolidation of food regulations – Progress to date

Documents incorporated by reference

Incorporation by reference of documents is a drafting technique that brings the content of a document into a regulation, without the need to reproduce the document in the regulation itself. The document incorporated by reference will have force of law only when the regulations are published in Canada Gazette Part II

  • Ante-mortem Examination and Presentation Procedures for Food Animals
  • Beef, Bison, and Veal Carcass Grade Requirements
  • Biological, Chemical and Physical Standards for Food
  • Canadian Grade Compendium
    • Volume 1, Ovine Carcasses and Poultry Carcasses
    • Volume 2, Fresh Fruit or Vegetables
    • Volume 3, Processed Fruit or Vegetable
    • Volume 4, Dairy Products
    • Volume 5, Eggs
    • Volume 6, Honey
    • Volume 7, Maple Syrup
    • Volume 8, Fish
    • Volume 9, Grade Name and Grade Designation for Imported Food
  • CAN/CGSB 32.310 standard of the Canadian General Standards Board – Organic Production Systems – General Principles and Management Standards
  • CAN/CGSB 32.311 standard of the Canadian General Standards Board – Organic Production Systems – Permitted Substances Lists
  • CAN/CGSB 32.312 standard of the Canadian General Standards Board – Organic Aquaculture Standards (Available through the suppliers Techstreet and IHS Global Standards)
  • Fundamentals of the Post-mortem Examination Program
  • Grade Standard Requirements for Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Imported from the United States
  • Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality – Summary Table
  • ISO/IEC 17011 standard of the International Organization for Standardization – Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies
  • ISO/IEC 17065 standard of the International Organization for Standardization – Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services
  • Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption
  • Minimum Drained Weights and Average Drained Weights for Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products in a Hermetically Sealed Package
  • Preventive Control Plan Requirements for Biological Hazards in Meat Products
  • Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods
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