The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 45-day consultation on certain changes required on the coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations on January 15, 2019. Your feedback for comments and input open between July 25, 2018 to September 7, 2018.
The Safe Food for Canadians Act brings with it a new licensing regime with related costs along with the repeal of the old food statutes. The CFIA is seeking feedback on proposed changes to certain parts of the CFIA Fees Notice to implement the licensing regime and align the Notice with the language and authorities found in the new legislation.
No changes to charges are being proposed with two exceptions:
• the removal of some fees, and
• the introduction of a two-year licensing regime with an associated cost of $250 for the issuance of the licence, as communicated during the consultation on the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.
All changes relate to new wording and authorities found in the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations.
The CFIA is seeking feedback on the proposed changes so that stakeholder questions can be addressed and concerns can be considered. Send an email with your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available on the new CFIA licensing regime and other amendments to the CFIA Fees notice.
Q&A on the proposed amendments to the Safe food for Canadians Act and Regulations.