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Timelines: key requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019 and key requirements were phased in based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. 

Licensing, preventive controls, preventive control plan and traceability

Keep in mind

If you are unsure whether these requirements apply to you, the interactive tools can help.

The timelines for complying with licensing, preventive controls, preventive control plan and traceability requirements were phased in based on food commodity, type of activity and size of the food business. For information relevant to your food business, select the SFCR timelines that apply to you from the list below:

Inspection legends

For those applying and using inspection legends in connection with edible meat products, fish and processed egg products, you are permitted to use the former inspection legend until December 13, 2022. This applies to both domestic and export trade.