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Requirements for the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements may apply in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

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N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

AAACIN
(AAACIN)
Additives, Adulteration, Allergens, Composition, Irradiation and Nutrition
AAAMPA
(LSAPAA)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Ac
(Ac)
Acceptance Number
ACC
(ACC)
Aerobic colony count
ADS
(SED)
Available Display Surface
AELS
(AEG)
Canada A Extra Large Size
AIRS
(SARI)
Automated Import Reference System
AJS
(AJ)
Canada A Jumbo size
ALS
(AG)
Canada A Large Size
AMP
(SAP)
Administrative Monetary Penalties
AMS
(AMS)
Canada A medium size
AMS
(AMS)
Agriculture Marketing Service (USDA)
AOAC
(ACAO)
Association of Analytical Chemists
APHIS
(APHIS)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (US)
APPS
(SCEA)
Aseptic processing and packaging system
APTRO
(ARPSR)
Area Planning, Tracking and Reporting Officer
APWS
(ATP)
Canada A Peewee size
AQL
(NQA)
Acceptable Quality Level
ARC
(CR)
Area Recall Coordinator
ASP
(FSA)
Alternate Service Provider
ASP
(ASP)
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin (Domoic acid)
ASS
(AP)
Canada A small size
ATIP
(AIPRP)
Access to Information and Privacy
ATP
(ATP)
Adenosine Triphosphate
aw
(aw)
Water activity
AWPCP
(PCPBEA)
Animal Welfare Preventive Control Plan

B

BCP
(PCO)
Business Continuity Process
BF
(M.G.)
Butterfat
BL
(SA)
Business Line
BSE
(ESB)
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BSU
(USA)
Business Support Unit

C

CAO
(BPA)
Complaints and Appeals Office
CAPV
(ACVA)
Canadian Association of Poultry Veterinarians
CAR
(DAC)
Corrective Action Request
CAS
(EAC)
Controlled Atmosphere Stunning
CBP
(CBP)
Custom and Border Protection (US)
CBSA
(ASFC)
Canada Border Services Agency
CCP
(PCC)
Critical Control Point
CCVB
(CCPBV)
Canadian Center for Veterinary Biologics
CDS
(NHC)
Carcass Dressing Standards
CEOP
(POCAL)
Compliance and Enforcement Operational Policy
CFIA
(ACIA)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
CFIAA
(LACIA)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
CFR
(CFR)
(US) Code of Federal Regulations
CFSIN
(RCISA)
Canadian Food Safety Information Network
CgFARAD
(gFARAD canadien)
Canadian Global Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
CIP
(NEP)
Clean-In-Place
CMSMC
(CCGAL)
Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee
CN
(NU)
Common Name
CNC
(CNC)
Categorization of Non-compliance
CNR
(COTV)
Canada Nest Run
COA
(CA)
Certificate of Analysis
CoA
(CdA)
Centre of Administration
COP
(NHP)
Clean-Out-Of–Place
CPLR
(REEPC)
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations
CRI
(IRC)
Colour Rending Index
CRM
(MCR)
Comparative Risk Model
CSA
(CSA)
Canadian Standards Association
CSSP
(PCCSM)
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program
CVS
(SVC)
Compliance Verification System

D

DA
(AD)
Delegated Authority
DDS
(SDN)
Digital Document Storage
DFO
(MPO)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DHA
(ADH)
Docosahexaenoic acid
DIN
(DIN)
Drug Identification Number
DO
(DO)
Director of Operations
DOA
(MA)
Dead on arrival
DSDP
(PPNS)
Digital Service Delivery Platform
DSP
(PD)
Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison

E

E. coli
(E. coli)
Eschericia coli
ECCC
(ECCC)
Environment and Climate Change Canada
ECCP
(PCCE)
Export Certification Control Program
EDI
(EDI)
Electronic Data Interchange
EDR
(DMU)
Emergency Drug Release
EIS
(SEAL)
Enforcement and Investigation Services
EIW
(FTE)
Electronic Inspection Worksheet
ELDU
(UMDDE)
Extra-label Drug Use
ELS
(ELS)
Extended Shelf-life
ERA
(ERE)
Establishment-based Risk Assessment
e-RAF
(FEDS)
Electronic Request for Action Form
EU
(UE)
European Union

F

FAD
(MAE)
Foreign animal disease
FAID
(DIAA)
Food Animal Information Document
FAO
(FAO)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FBL
(SAA)
Food Business Line
FCA
(ACE)
Foreign Competent Authority
FCD
(RNC)
Flow control device
FCS
(SCA)
Food Contact Surface
FDA
(LAD)
Food and Drugs Act
FDR
(RAD)
Food and Drug Regulations
FFP
(PTU)
For Further Processing
FFV
(FLF)
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
FIED
(DIEA)
Food Import Export Division
FIORP
(MITIOA)
Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol
FIRP
(PEIA)
Food incident response process
FRGBP
(PBHCF)
Finished raw ground beef products
FSEP
(PASA)
Food Safety Enhancement Program
FSIS
(FSIS)
Food Safety and Inspection Service (USA)
FSO
(SSA)
Food safety oversight
FSSSD
(DSSSA)
Food Safety Science Services Division
FTM
(VFT)
Finely Textured Meat
FTP
(DDP)
Failure to Present

G

GAP
(GAP)
Good Agricultural Practices
GHP
(PHE/BPH)
Good Hygiene Practices
GI
(IG)
Geographical Indications
GMP
(BPF)
Good Manufacturing Practices

H

HAA
(LSA)
Health of Animals Act
HACCP
(HACCP)
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
HAR
(RSA)
Health of Animals Regulations
HAV
(VHA)
Hepatitis A virus
HC
(SC)
Health Canada
HHST
(HHST)
Higher heat Shorter time
HRA
(ÉRS)
Health Risk Assessment
HRO
(ORS)
Health Risk Opinion
HS
(SH)
Harmonized system
HTST
(HTST)
High Temperature Short Time (pasteurization)

I

IAB
(DGAI)
International Affairs Branch
iAIM
(MIIA)
Integrated Agency Inspection Model
IbR
(IPR)
Incorporation by reference
ICSSL
(ICSSL)
Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (US)
ICTS
(SCSI)
Import Control Tracking System
IG
(DOI)
Industry Guidance
IIC
(IEC)
Inspector in Charge
IID
(DII)
Integrated Import Declaration
IIR
(RII)
Import Inspection Report
ILT
(OEI)
Industry Labelling Tool
IM
(GI)
Inspection Manager
IMS
(SGI)
Issues and Management System
INCR
(RNCI)
Inspector's Non-Compliance Report
IOR
(IO)
Importer of Record
IR
(RI)
Inspection Report
IRC
(INC)
Items Requiring Correction
ISO
(ISO)
International Organization for Standardization
IT
(TI)
Indicating Thermometer

L

LAR
(RDPA)
Licencing and Arbitration Regulations
Lm
(Lm)
Listeria monocytogenes
LOCG
(LMG)
Letters of Continuing Guarantee
LOI
(LI)
List of Ingredients
LONO
(LNO)
Letter of No Objection
LOQ
(LQ)
Limit of Quantification
LSTS
(SIESAL)
Laboratory Sample Tracking System

M

MA
(AMM)
Marketing Authorization
MAP
(CAM)
Modified Atmosphere Packaging
MBMCP
(PCSBM)
Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Control Plan
MCAP
(PAM)
Multi Commodity Activity Program
ME
(EM)
Ministerial Exemption
M.F.
(M.G.)
Milk Fat
ML
(LM)
Maximum Limit
MoP
(MdP)
Method of Production
MOU
(PE)
Memorandum of Understanding
MPI
(MIP)
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
MPIP
(PMIV)
Modernized Poultry Inspection Program
MRL
(LMR)
Maximum Residue Limit
MRRS
(SGRR)
Management Resources and Results Structure
MSM
(VSM)
Mechanically Separated Meat

N

NARSC
(CNSCD)
National Accounts Receivable Service Centre
NCC
(ARTN)
Nutrient Content Claims
NCP
(CNP)
National Centre for Permissions
NCRMP
(PNSRC)
National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program
NFCS
(SCNA)
Non Food Contract Surface
NHP
(PSN)
Natural Health Products
NHPR
(RPSN)
Natural Health Products Regulations
NIMO
(BGEN)
National Issues Management Office
NISC
(CSNI)
National Import Service Centre
NIST
(INNT)
National Institute of Standard and Technology
NM
(NM)
Non-motile
NMF
(AAV)
Non-meat Food
NMMP
(PNSM)
National Microbiological Monitoring Program
NOV
(PV)
Notice of Violation
NQV
(VQN)
Net Quantity Verification
NSC
(CSN)
National Service Centre
NSRDR
(RSNAR)
Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations

O

OAP
(PAO)
Official Assurance Program
OED
(BDDRO)
Operations Enquiries Database
OEM
(EMO)
Original Equipment Manufacture
OFSR
(BSRA)
Office of Food Safety and Recall
OG
(OO)
Operational Guidance
OGD
(AM)
Other Governmental Departments
OGE
(OOE)
Operational Guidance and Expertise
OIE
(OIE)
World Organisation for Animal Health
OMIC
(COIV)
Official Meat Inspection Certificate
OSH
(SST)
Occupational Safety and Health
OV
(VO)
Official Veterinarian

P

P&ID
(STI)
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
PAH
(HAP)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PC
(CP)
Preventive Controls
PCBs
(BPC)
Polychlorinated biphenyls
PCI
(ICP)
Preventive Control Inspection
PCP
(PCP)
Preventive Control Plan
PCPA
(LPA)
Pest Control Products Act
PFV
(FLT)
Processed Fruits and Vegetables
PHO
(HPH)
Partially Hydrogenated Oil
PLI
(IPL)
Positive Lot Identification
PM
(MP)
Precursor material
PMRA
(ARLA)
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
PoC
(PdC)
Product of Canada
POE
(PE)
Port of Entry
PPA
(LPV)
Plant Protection Act
PPB
(DGPP)
Policy and Programs Branch
PPE
(EPI)
Personal Protective Equipment
PPR
(RPV)
Plant Protection Regulations
PPSC
(SPPC)
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
PSP
(IPP)
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Q

QMP
(PGQ)
Quality Management Program
QMS
(SGQ)
Quality Management System

R

RADNET
(RDR)
Radiation Detection Network
RDIMS
(SGDDI)
Record Document and Information Management System
Re
(Re)
Rejection Number
RISC
(CIRM)
Regional Interdepartmental Shellfish Committee
ROA
(RA)
Results of Analysis /Record of Analysis
RP
(PR)
Regulated party
RPB
(BRP)
Radiation Protection Bureau
RPO
(ARP)
Regional Program Officer
RRC
(CRR)
Regional Recall Coordinator
RRL
(NRR)
Relative Risk Level
RT
(TE)
Recording Thermometer
RTE
(PAM)
Ready-to-Eat

S

SA
(EF)
Supplier Agreement
SB
(DGS)
Science Branch
SCC
(CCN)
Standards Council of Canada
SFCA
(LSAC)
Safe Food for Canadians Act
SFCR
(RSAC)
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
SFSAP
(PASAF)
Supplier Food Safety Assurance Program
SGAC
(SGAC)
Sample Guidelines and Assessment Criteria
SIP
(PIS)
Standard Inspection Process
SME
(EM)
Subject Matter Expert
SOP
(PON)
Standard Operating Procedure
SPP
(PNA)
Standard Permissions Procedures
SQA
(AQF)
Supplier Quality Assurance
SRF
(SFR)
Source and Risk Factor
SRM
(MRS)
Specified Risk Material
SRRP
(PIRN)
Standard Regulatory Response Procedures
STEC
(EPTS)
Shiga toxins producing Eschericia coli

T

TB
(TB)
Tuberculosis
TDS
(ÉAT)
Total Diet Study
TMA
(AEMM)
Test Market Authorization
TMAL
(LAMMT)
Temporary Marketing Authorization Letter
TS
(ÉC)
Targeted Surveys
TVBN
(ABVT)
Total volatile basic nitrogen

U

UF
(UF)
Ultra-Filtered
USDA
(USDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

V

VDD
(DMV)
Veterinary Drugs Directorate
VIC
(VEC)
Veterinarian in charge
VM
(MV)
Veterinarian
VTEC
(VTEC)
Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli

W

WRL
(LFR)
Working Residue Level
WSD
(DPT)
Work shift document
WTO
(OMC)
World Trade Organization
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