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
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:
- Timetable: Dairy products, eggs, processed egg products, processed fruit or vegetable products
- Timetable: Fish
- Timetable: Meat products and food animals
- Timetable: Fresh fruit or vegetables
- Timetable: Honey and maple products
- Timetable: Unprocessed food used as grain, oil, pulse, sugar or beverages
- Timetable: Food additives and alcoholic beverages
- Timetable: All other foods (manufactured foods)
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.
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