Safe Food for Canadians Regulations – What Food Importers and Exporters Need to Know

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:30 - 13:05

An evolving global marketplace is increasing the speed, volume and complexity of food production, which has brought significant new risks and challenges for food regulators.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responding to these challenges with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The regulations will provide clear and consistent rules for food commodities so consumers can be confident that food on grocery shelves is safer to eat, whether it is produced in Canada or abroad.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations was published in Canada Gazette, Part II, on June 13, 2018, and has come into force as of January 15, 2019.  These regulations enhance Canada’s focus on preventive measures and facilitate the removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. They will reduce unnecessary administrative burden on businesses by replacing 14 sets of regulations with one, and will help maintain and grow market access for Canada's Agri-Food and Agricultural sector.

Learn about these new Regulations, and what these mean for food importers and exporters involved in trade with Canada.  

Daniel Miller, Executive Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency