A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Discussion Document
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The coming years will be a time of change, challenge, and opportunity as Canada moves forward in the development of the proposed regulations that will strengthen protection of Canada's food supply. While the current regime works well, it reflects outdated regulated frameworks and does not achieve the full integration of inspection approaches envisioned when the CFIA was created. The regulatory system that is both science and risk-based will continue to be effective and efficient. Success will be built through careful planning and engagement of CFIA staff and stakeholders, including other federal departments, provinces, and industry.
The success of this undertaking will depend on the participation of all food stakeholders in the development of the new regime and new approaches. This document represents an invitation to provide candid feedback and perspectives as we develop the draft of proposed food regulations.
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