Guidance Finder: Food

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. For archived information, refer to Archived food guidance.

For searches related to plant or animal consult the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

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Cancelled organic certifications Opens in new window

April 13, 2021 - Certification bodies accredited by the CFIA can cancel a holder's certification if the holder has not complied with any provision of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations or the issued organic certificate.

Guidance for:
Industry and Agency personnel

Labelling requirements for fats and oils Opens in new window

April 12, 2021 - Fats and oils sold in Canada are subject to specific labelling requirements. Where there is no specific standard for a fat or oil, other national or international standards are referred to.

Guidance for:
Agency personnel and Industry