Please be advised effective January 15, 2019 there will be changes to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
They have implementation a new licensing requirements which may impact your food imports into Canada.
The SFCR has implemented this new regulation to ensure food safety by consolidating 14 sets of regulations into 1.
This will allow them to focus on risk management and prevention of unsafe food in the market place.
The regulations will require licensing as well as well preventive controls. CFIA has announced a phased in approach for additional requirements over a 12 – 30 month time period depending on the type of food, type of activity and size of your business.
We encourage you to visit & review the listed links and their associated websites, which contain additional information on this important initiative.
CFIA - Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Getting started: Toolkit for businesses
CFIA Timelines & Interactive Tools
Customs Notice 19-01: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019