As notified in G/SPS/N/CAN/700 (8 July 2013), and in G/SPS/N/CAN/700/Rev.1 (5 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 exported 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.