Guidance for inspectors under Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

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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Access operational guidance needed to conduct inspection activities under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. This guidance is to be used only when SFCR comes into force on January 15th, 2019.

Operational guidance (OG) provides information on how inspectors perform their inspection activities and must be used in conjunction with Industry Guidance (IG) that provides information on how industry can comply with the regulations.

Standard inspection procedures

This page provides operational guidance to inspect the Preventive Control Plan of regulated parties. It contains food and commodity-specific guidance to assess PCP elements and to conduct sampling and product inspection.

Standard permissions procedures

This page provides operational guidance to conduct activities related to permissions. It contains food and commodity-specific guidance for export certification, point of entry violations, import clearance procedures and other inspection activities.

Standard regulatory response procedures

This page provides operational guidance for responding to risk and non-compliance. It contains food and commodity-specific guidance on control and enforcement actions taken during the response process.

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