Software Designed With Your Fresh Produce Business in Mind!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The compliance date for fresh fruit and vegetable requirements under the Safe Foods for Canadian Act (SFCR) is quickly approaching – January 15, 2020. CPMA says they are expecting CFIA to move from an education strategy to an enforcement strategy sometime within the first 6 months of 2020.…Read More

Fresh Produce Industry News from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association…

Safe Food For Canadians Regulations – Traceability. CFIA Releases Guidance, Including Lot Guidance. CFIA recently released updated guidance on traceability requirements (see the notification below which includes a link to the document). A link to “lot” in the document includes the following: Lot code The term “lot code” is not specifically defined in the Safe…Read More

CFIA Announces New Administrative Monetary Penalties!

News Release from Canadian Food Inspection Agency Government of Canada announces new Administrative Monetary Penalties for companies that break federal food safety rules May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining a strong food safety system. Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) of…Read More

Important Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Deadline Coming

Source: Import Systems Unit (CFIA) cfia.isu-usi.acia@canada.ca All those who declare plant, animal or food imports to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) need to be aware of an important deadline coming in the new year. By January 1, 2019, those who declare imports electronically to the CBSA should complete…Read More

Less Than Two Months Until Your Food Business May Need a Licence

Did you know? In two months, food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records. Find out what requirements will apply to your business when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January…Read More

More About Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

The Government of Canada published the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations on June 13. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced that they will be reviewing the regulations to see how they differ from the January 2018 “draft” release as well as assessing the new regulations against the comments CPMA had submitted, and will…Read More

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

Does Your Business Import Food into Canada?

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

New Information on CFIA Safe Food for Canadians Act

Strengthening Canada’s Food Safety System The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to strengthening Canada’s world-class food safety system. This includes fully bringing into force the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) through new regulations—the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) became law in November 2012. Since then,…Read More