Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Safe Food for Canadians Act)
Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative
Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Safe Food for Canadians Act)
Description of the Objective
With the proposed introduction of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations are being proposed to introduce administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for failure to comply with certain requirements of the SFCR and Safe Food for Canadians Act. The failure to comply with a statute or regulations is a failure to observe the public policy objectives of the legislation. Non-compliance must be addressed to ensure that important societal, economic, and environmental objectives are met. An administrative monetary penalty is an enforcement measure to encourage compliance with legislation and can address a range of compliance issues, from the relatively minor to the more severe. Administrative monetary penalties are one of several enforcement options for the CFIA to respond to non-compliances.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Indication of Business Impacts
There are no expected business impacts.
Public Consultation Opportunities
These amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in Summer 2017. A public comment period will be available for Canadians and other interested parties to provide feedback on the regulatory proposal.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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