Ministerial Exemptions for Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) provide for 2 distinct types of Ministerial Exemptions from the application of a provision of the Act or the Regulations. These provisions apply to all food commodities. The 2 types of Ministerial Exemptions are [174(1), SFCR]:
- for the purpose of selling a test market food a food, and
- for the purpose of alleviating a shortage in Canada in the available supply of a domestically manufactured, processed, produced food.
Bilingual labelling exemptions for test market foods are covered separately under subsection 206(1) of the SFCR and align with provisions under subsections B.01.012(2) to (10) of the Food and Drug Regulations.
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