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Archived - Imported Food Sector Regulatory Proposal

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing new regulations to improve oversight of imported food products in the Non-Federally Registered Sector (NFRS). This regulatory proposal would:

The proposed regulations will apply to imported food products that are not already regulated under commodity-specific regulations under the Canada Agricultural Products Act. Examples of such products include, but are not limited to:

Under the proposal, importers would need to have a licence. To obtain a licence, importers would need to develop, implement and maintain a written Preventive Food Safety Control Plan outlining the actions and measures taken to keep their food safe and compliant with Canadian regulations.

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