Does Your Business Import Food into Canada?

Does your business import food into Canada, export food to another country, or sell food across provinces?

CFIA LogoThe CFIA recently launched a 90-day consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations to better protect the health of Canadians.

What would change?

If you import food or prepare food to be exported or sold across provinces, you would be required to have preventive controls in place and you may need to write them down in a plan. Preventive controls would allow you to identify and manage food safety risks before products are sold to consumers. Strong preventive systems, such as traceability and food safety controls, could boost your competitiveness here in Canada and abroad.

Get involved and stay connected on this important initiative:

  • Visit to register for a webinar or in-person information session near you.
  • Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or sign up to receive email updates.
  • Join the food safety conversation online using #SafeFoodCan.
  • Have a question? Call 1-800-442-2342 or send it to

Have your say.

Once you’ve learned about the proposed Regulations, let them know what you think. Go to and submit your feedback before the consultation closes on April 21, 2017.

[source OMAFRA – February 2017 Food Bulletin]