Connecting the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Ask CFIA… The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) understands that access to information is key for industry to understand and comply with regulatory requirements. The CFIA website is a great resource for guidance documents and plain language information. You can sign up for email notifications for regular updates. Ask CFIA is a communication tool that…Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Launches Newsletter

New Publication: The CFIA Chronicle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as launched a quarterly online newsletter called The CFIA Chronicle. It will provide updates on the Agency’s activities and highlight some of the changes underway to address an ever-changing and more global environment. The Agency is addressing an ever-changing and more global environment. We…Read More

CFIA Releases Proposed Regulatory Text

In an unprecedented move, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released the draft (preliminary) text for the complete set of regulations covering all food, following the adoption in 2012 of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA).  Typically proposed regulations are made public during the formal Canada Gazette process, but the decision was made…Read More

Enhancing Fair and Ethical Trading in Canada’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Industry

Currently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is drafting new regulations to replace the existing Licensing and Arbitration Regulations (LAR) and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations under its new the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA). The SFCA is intended to strengthen and streamline legislative authorities across Canada, making food safer while increasing trade…Read More

Update on the Safe Food for Canadians Act

We continue to follow developments for the Safe Food for Canadians Act. “The Safe Food for Canadians Act focuses on three important areas: (1) Improved food safety oversight to better protect consumers; (2) Streamlined and strengthened legislative authorities, and (3) Enhanced international market opportunities for Canadian industry. 1. Improved food safety oversight to better protect…Read More

We Have the Solution for Effective Lot Control!

We recently participated in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s CFIA Food Safety Regulatory Modernization Webinar (August 29).  Several documents were presented including: Outcomes Based Regulations Regulatory Framework Labelling Modernization Imported Food Sector Product Regulations Compliance Promotion Suffice it to say, there was enough detailed information presented to overwhelm even the most experienced fresh produce industry…Read More

What is the Safe Food for Canadians Act?

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is taking action to further strengthen Canada’s world-class food safety system. The passage of the Safe Food for Canadians Act in November 2012 set the stage for important changes to Canada’s food safety system. The Act will come into force at the beginning of 2015. Learn more about the Safe…Read More

CFIA Consultation on the new Safe Food for Canadians Act

The OPMA distributed a Member Notice yesterday we thought we’d share: “The new Safe Food for Canadians Act was passed last year.  Before the Act is brought into force, the CFIA will be reviewing all existing regulations that were made under the Acts that this one will eventually replace. Consultation on new regulations has now…Read More