A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (282 pages, in English and French)
As notified in G/TBT/N/CAN/394 (19 July 2013), and revised in G/TBT/N/CAN/394/Rev.1 (6 June 2014) the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is consolidating federal food inspection regulations in Canada. The new regulatory framework will incorporate existing commodity-based regulations into a single, more outcome-based regulation.
The proposed Regulations would establish three key food safety elements: licensing, traceability, and safety requirements related to the preparation of food and preventive control plans. These elements would apply to all food that is imported, or prepared for export or inter-provincial trade.
In developing the proposed Regulations, the Government of Canada has consulted broadly with both domestic and international stakeholders. Canada welcomes comments on this proposal. Responses received as a result of this consultation will be considered in finalizing the regulations.