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Exporting food: key principles

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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Infographic: 3 Key Principles for exporters. Description below

Keeping food safe

The following principles are considered international best practices in making sure that foods exported from Canada meet Canadian and foreign country requirements.

Know Your Foreign Market:

Know Your Food:

Have A Plan:

Your Preventive Control Plan:

A Preventive Control Plan (PCP) describes these elements in a written document.

Did You Know?

As a regulated party, you are responsible for ensuring that the foods you export meet the requirements of all applicable Canadian and foreign laws.

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