New outcome-based regulations are now in force for the importing, exporting or transport of food across provincial and territorial boundaries, under the Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The new rules are focused on achieving a desired result, not a specific process.
Effective, January 15, 2019 import licenses are now required for a variety of food groups. Learn more about what that means for your business.
Businesses should consult the CFIA’s interactive tools and sector-specific timelines for more detailed information on which requirements apply to them and when, based on the activities they conduct. To balance the need to protect Canada’s food safety system while supporting food businesses in their efforts to comply with the new regulations, the CFIA’s enforcement approach at coming into force will emphasize working with businesses to help them understand the new requirements.
For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.