Notice of intent: Amendment to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
This notice is to inform stakeholders of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) intent to amend the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) to address the unique interprovincial context of the city of Lloydminster. This amendment would make Saskatchewan (SK) and Alberta (AB) businesses not subject to the specific provisions of the SFCR relating to interprovincial trade as long as the trade outside the province is limited to the city of Lloydminster. This would allow such food businesses to prepare food for trade into all of the city of Lloydminster, including the part of the city that is not within their province, without having to hold an Safe Food for Canadians licence and be subject to related requirements. SK and AB food businesses preparing food for export or interprovincial trade outside the city of Lloydminster would continue to be subject to all SFCR requirements including licensing.
Drivers to amend the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
The city of Lloydminster is unique in that it is situated in both SK and AB. SK and AB food businesses that prepare food to be sold to the part of Lloydminster in the other province are subject to the interprovincial trade provisions of the SFCR. The goal of the regulatory amendment is for safe foods in the city of Lloydminster to move similarly as in cities that are not split by provincial boundaries. This amendment would not apply to SK and AB food businesses that prepare food for export or interprovincial trade beyond the city limits of Lloydminster.
The Food and Drugs Act and Food and Drug Regulations continue to apply to all foods sold in Canada. Foods sold in SK and AB are also subject to their respective applicable provincial legislation.
- Safe Food for Canadians Act
- Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
- Food business activities that require a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
If you wish to provide any comments or have questions related to this notice, please submit them to:
Food Safety Requirements and Guidance
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road
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