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Checklist for food exporters

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements may apply in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

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This checklist is provided as an overview of the steps needed to be taken when you are considering exporting food products from Canada.

General requirements

Foreign country requirements

Food-specific requirements

Export certification

Validation / verification

Shipping foods for export

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