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Checklist for food exporters

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements are being phased in over the following 12 to 30 months. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

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This checklist is provided as an overview of the steps needed to be taken when you are considering exporting food products from Canada.

General requirements

Foreign country requirements

Food-specific requirements

Export certification

Validation / verification

Shipping foods for export

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