Food inspection guidance: regulatory response
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.
Find operational guidance for responding to risk and non-compliance. This includes food and commodity-specific guidance on control and enforcement actions taken during the response process.
Common regulatory response guidance
The following guidance is common to all regulatory response inspection tasks
- Standard regulatory response process
- New Timelines and Requirements for appeals coming before the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal
Food regulatory response guidance
- Procedure for seizure and detention, authorizing movement and disposition
- Ordering removal, or destruction of unlawful imports
- Issuing a letter of non-compliance
- Conducting a meeting with the regulated party
- Procedure for suspending a food licence
- Procedure for suspending and lifting the suspension of an authorization to conduct a post-mortem program
- Procedure for cancelling a food licence
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