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

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

New Fees for CFIA’s Destination Inspection Service

In 2007, the industry supported the development of a dedicated Destination Inspection Service (DIS) that would have improvements made to the timeliness of inspections and improved service delivery.  The DIS is entering its final phase of a three-year process to implement full cost recovery (100% of the cost of the Service). You will recall that…Read More