A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Discussion Document
Support for Small Businesses

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The proposed regulatory framework encompasses all food commodities and introduces new requirements for licensing and PCPs.

Although PCPs are adaptable to the size and complexity of the operations, they will represent a new requirement for many businesses that have not previously been subject to the licensing or registration schemes under CAPA, FIA and MIA. This may be a particular challenge for small businesses.

The CFIA is proposing the following to help small businesses not previously subject to licensing or registration requirements under CAPA, FIA and MIA adapt:

  • Clear guidance documents, including model systems
  • Sample PCP for small businesses

Question 32: What other accommodations could be made, in regulation or in program design, to support small businesses?

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