Add additional establishment information into My CFIA
After obtaining a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence, all food businesses that conduct domestic activities should add their operational activities, as well as information about how risk is controlled at their establishment, into their My CFIA account.
The information will be used by the CFIA to assess the food safety risk that establishments pose to consumers.
Why it is important for businesses to add additional establishment information into their My CFIA account
Along with compliance data, data collected through the Additional Establishment Information (AEI) will be used to help drive the Establishment-based Risk Assessment model for food establishments (ERA-Food) to assign your establishment a risk level and allow the agency to determine the appropriate level of inspection oversight activities related to your establishment. CFIA’s risk-informed oversight helps determine the frequency and intensity of future inspections.
As of April, 2021, the automated calculation and delivery of risk results and profiles for ERA-Food was implemented in 6 sectors (dairy, maple, honey, egg, processed fruits and vegetables and fish). The ERA-Food business solution allows for calculating risk results the day after the AEI is completed.
How to add the additional establishment information
The Profile Manager can enter additional establishment information at any time by locating the link on their My CFIA profile dashboard. It is recommended that the quality assurance or food safety personnel of the establishment be consulted.
Before adding your additional establishment information, make sure to read our Additional establishment information checklist to find out the information you will need to include and steps on how to add the information in your My CFIA profile.
You will also be prompted to provide the additional establishment information after your SFC licence is granted and when you amend or renew your licence.
- Fact sheet – Additional establishment information in My CFIA
- Additional Establishment Information checklist
- Frequently asked questions – adding additional establishment information in My CFIA
- Additional establishment information – Glossary of terms
- The Establishment-based Risk Assessment model for food establishments (ERA-Food)
- CFIA risk-informed oversight using the ERA-Food model
- Industry eLearning on the ERA-Food model
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