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.

Enabling Act

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.

Departmental Contact

Legislation@inspection.gc.ca

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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