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Food-specific requirements and guidance

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements are being phased in over the following 12 to 30 months. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.


Before you review the information below related to specific foods, read the information on General food requirements and guidance. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out many requirements that apply across food commodities, along with the food-specific requirements highlighted here.

Additional requirements for Food imports and Food exports may apply to your business.

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