The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advised and issued a notice on the Safe Food for Regulations (SFCR) requirements for the manufactured food sector (MFS) requiring a license under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) effective November 1, 2022.
Learn more here: Change in prioritization of compliance activities for manufactured foods beginning November 1, 2022
Join CFIA webinar: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for the Manufactured Food Sector
Your business may be subject to federal food regulations, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) wants to help you understand what this means for you. If you are a small business operating in Canada’s manufactured food sector – a sector that includes a wide range of foods, from herbs and spices to grain-based foods to oils, beverages and more – there are rules that you need to follow. Your business may be required to obtain a Safe Food for Canadians licence and have preventive controls and traceability measures in place if you: import food into Canada export food out of Canada prepare food for trade between provinces To help businesses in the manufactured food sector understand these requirements, the CFIA will be hosting a webinar about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and what they mean for your business. During the session, you will: learn about licensing, preventive controls, and traceability requirements have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from CFIA’s experts discover the tools and resources the CFIA offers to help your business prepare for the SFCR Webinar: English session: Monday, October 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST) French session: Tuesday, October 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST) On the day of the webinar, click the link above to participate with MS Teams live. Questions for the webinars can be submitted ahead of time by clicking on the webinar link and entering your question in the questions and answers (Q&A) tab. Refer to the Toolkit for food businesses for information on the SFCR’s key requirements.
Additional resources can be found on the manufactured foods page at the link below. Food-specific requirements and guidance – Manufactured food (all other food)