Food Safety Magazine

News | February 8, 2017

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Open for Public Comment

By Staff

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Open for Public Comment

The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will introduce modern food safety requirements for businesses that either import food, or prepare food to be exported or sold across provinces. The regulations are meant to strengthen Canada’s food safety system and safeguard the health of Canadian families and businesses.

Because food safety regulations can be difficult for the average person to understand, CFIA has provided educational resources about the proposed SFCR. Canadians--including consumers and food business owners--can then submit written feedback during an open comment period. The resources will help to clarify what the regulations are all about, how those regulations came to fruition, and how the agency will help businesses to comply with those new regulations once they become enforceable by law.

CFIA’s resources are all easily accessible online. The materials include videos, handbooks, fact sheets, glossaries for unfamiliar terms, interactive tools, infographics, step-by-step guides and more.

CFIA will be accepting comments from Canadian citizens on the proposed regulations and documents up until April 21, 2017. The resources can be found on CFIA’s official website.

Sign up for Food Safety Magazine’s bi-weekly emails!