Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, other requirements will be introduced in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.
You need a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to conduct certain food business activities. Explore the topics below to learn about food licensing and how it applies to your business.
Services and information
Find out if and when you need a licence using the interactive licensing tool.
Food business activities that require a licence.
Key considerations that will prepare you to apply for a licence.
Apply for a licence today using MyCFIA.
Requirements to trade food inter-provincially and internationally.
Requirements to obtain and maintain a food licence.
List of food businesses with an SFC licence and in good standing with the CFIA.
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