Standard regulatory response procedures
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.
This page provides operational guidance for responding to risk and non-compliance. It contains food and commodity-specific guidance on control and enforcement actions taken during the response process.
This guidance is to be used only when SFCR comes into force on January 15th, 2019.
- Standard regulatory response process
- New Timelines and Requirements for appeals coming before the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal
- Issuing a letter of non-compliance
- Conducting a meeting with the regulated party
- Referring non-compliance for potential enforcement through issuance of an administrative monetary penalty
- Enforcing the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations utilizing administrative monetary penalties
Food-specific guidance: regulatory response
Food-specific guidance: control response plans
- Food incident response process
- Control response for the detection of radiation positive marine shipping containers
- Control response plan for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a ready-to-eat (RTE) food product
- Control response plan for the detection of Listeria in the ready-to-eat processing environment
- Control response plan for molluscan shellfish test results exceeding Canadian max levels
- Control response plan for the detection of E. coli in raw ground beef
Food-specific guidance: control actions
- Procedure for seizure and detention, authorizing movement and disposition
- Ordering removal, or destruction of unlawful imports
Food-specific guidance: enforcement responses
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