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This consultation closed 2013-11-30

On June 4, 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) hosted the Food Safety Regulatory Forum which formally launched a number of consultations on key food safety and consumer protection initiatives, including the proposed regulatory framework. Through these consultations, the CFIA would like to gather feedback on the proposed regulatory framework that is being developed to support the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

The CFIA is seeking feedback on all aspects of the proposed regulatory framework, including the overall approach and specific elements. We invite all food industry stakeholders and Canadians to make their views known on these and other issues related to the proposed regulatory framework.


The questionnaire is one of the ways we will be engaging you and marks the first consultation step in the regulatory transformation process. It is important that you read the New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection Discussion Document. This document sets out elements of a proposed regulatory framework under the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

Please provide us with your comments and suggestions before November 30, 2013. You can save your feedback and return to the questions at any time, by clicking on the "save" button. All written comments received may be made available on the CFIA website, unless submitting parties advise the CFIA that they don't want their comments posted.

Work on the proposed regulations will continue, taking all the comments and feedback into account. In spring 2014, a Notice of intent will be released that will contain a discussion draft of the proposed new regulations. Further consultations will be undertaken at that time. Final publication of the regulations in Canada Gazette Part II is expected at the end of 2014 with a target for implementation at the beginning of 2015.

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