Videos - 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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Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence
Many businesses need a licence as of January 15, 2019. Learn how to request a licence using My CFIA.
Video series: Applying for an SFC licence using single or multiple My CFIA profiles
In this video series, we look at how Anna would apply for an SFC licence using single or multiple profiles for her pasta sauce business.
Episode 1: Multiple My CFIA profiles
Multiple My CFIA profiles are most suited to businesses that have multiple establishments, organizational units or business divisions that want to interact with CFIA independently.
Episode 2: Single My CFIA profiles
A single My CFIA profile is most suited to businesses that want to manage all business interactions with CFIA through a head office or a single location.
Episode 3: Licensing considerations
Your food business may need to meet new requirements including licensing, preventive controls, and traceability now that the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force. Your business can apply for the recommended 1 licence per establishment regardless of whether you have a single or multiple party profiles.
Introduction to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for businesses
Are you ready for the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)? The regulations make our food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Learn more about the three main components of the new regulations and how to prepare for the new requirements.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) offered a series of SFCR webinars for food businesses and industry associations in December 2018 and January 2019. One webinar was pre-recorded to provide an overview of key elements of the SFCR and My CFIA, timelines for coming into force and information on the ongoing CFIA activities to prepare for the implementation of the regulations.
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in force with licensing and traceability requirements in effect for many businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector.
Beginning January 15, 2020, the preventive control and preventive control plan requirements will come into force for FFV licence holders, growers and harvesters. Growers and harvesters will also need to start complying with the traceability requirements.
Traceability is the ability to track the movement of a food product, one step forward and one step back in the supply chain. In this video, we look at how a business would create traceability records.
Preventive Control Plan (PCP)
A Preventive Control Plan demonstrates how hazards and risks to food are addressed. In this video, we look at how a business would prepare a preventive control plan.
Importing food into Canada
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) make our food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. All food imported into Canada is now subject to the SFCR. Learn more about the requirements to import food.
The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) helps you find the information you need to complete your import declaration. To avoid delays at the border, find the latest import requirements in AIRS. If you are new to AIRS, or have a question about how it works check out the tutorial.
Exporting food from Canada
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. The regulations are based on international standards and help ensure that Canada's food businesses continue to have access to the U.S. and other key markets that have implemented similar preventive regulatory frameworks. Learn more on how the new regulations apply to exports.
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