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SFCR timelines - Honey and maple products

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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Use the timetable below to find out when you will need to comply with those requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) related to licensing, preventive control plans (PCP), preventive controls and traceability.

The timeframes can vary based on your business activity and level of trade.

Refer to the activities that apply to your business to determine the relevant dates. The « X » is used to indicate when the requirements are not applicable or not required.

Note

If you have a valid registration under the Honey Regulations or Maple Products Regulations that expires after January 15, 2019, it will remain valid under the SFCR, if it contains the following statement:

However, if the registration will expire before January 15, 2019, continue the normal process to renew your registration. Your registration will continue to be valid until its expiry date.

For more information, refer to section 2 of What to consider before applying for a Safe Food for Canadians licence.

Timetable: Honey and maple products

Activity Licensing PCP Preventive controls Traceability
You manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label honey or maple products for interprovincial trade January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019
(if your gross annual food sales are greater than $100,000) Table Note 1

Not required
(if your gross annual food sales are $100,000 or less) Table Note 1

January 15, 2019 January 15, 2019
You manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label honey or maple products for export January 15, 2019 Not required
(unless you would like an export certificate or other export permission from CFIA) Table Note 2
January 15, 2019 January 15, 2019
You trade honey or maple products interprovincially
(sole activity)
X X X January 15, 2019
You import honey or maple products January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019
(if your gross annual food sales are greater than $100,000) Table Note 1

Not required
(if your gross annual food sales are $100,000 or less) Table Note 1

January 15, 2019 January 15, 2019
You export honey or maple products
(sole activity)
Not required
(unless you would like an export certificate or other export permission from CFIA) Table Note 2
Not required
(unless you would like an export certificate or other export permission from CFIA) Table Note 2
X January 15, 2019
You sell honey or maple products to consumers at retail X X X January 15, 2019
You are a primary producer of raw honey or maple sap for export or interprovincial trade (sole activity) X X X January 15, 2019
You manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label honey or maple products for intraprovincial trade Not required
(unless your provincial or territorial regulations require you to have a federal licence)

Not required

January 15, 2019 (if your provincial or territorial regulations require you to have a federal licence and your gross annual food sales are greater than $100,000) Table Note 1

Not required
(if your provincial or territorial regulations require you to have a federal licence and your gross annual food sales are $100,000 or less) Table Note 1

Not required

January 15, 2019 (if your provincial or territorial regulations require you to have a federal licence)

Not required

January 15, 2019 (if your provincial or territorial regulations require you to have a federal licence)

Table Notes

Table Note 1

To help you determine your gross annual food sales, refer to Calculating your gross annual food sales.

Return to table note 1  referrer

Table Note 2

You need a licence and PCP prior to obtaining the certificate or other permission from CFIA.

Return to table note 2  referrer

Calculating your gross annual food sales

Step 1:
Consider all food that you sold in exchange for money between January 14, 2018 and January 14, 2019, regardless of the level of trade.

Include sales from food that you imported or exported, as well as sales from food that you sold intraprovincially or interprovincially.

Step 2:
Add together the money you received from sales that correspond to the criteria in Step 1.
Step 3:
If the total is $100,000 or less, you fall under the PCP exception. This means that your business does not need a written PCP.

If the total is greater than $100,000, your business needs to comply with the PCP requirements of the SFCR when they come into force on January 15, 2019.

Example

Between January 14, 2018 and January 14, 2019, a maple processor had the following gross sales:

Total gross annual food sales:

Conclusion:

The food business had a total of $72,000 in gross annual food sales. Since the food business has less than $100,000 in gross annual food sales, they qualify for the preventive control plan exception and are not required to have a written preventive control plan.

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