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Preventive controls

Preventive controls help to prevent food safety hazards and reduce the likelihood of contaminated food entering the market, whether the food is prepared in Canada or imported.

Services and information

If you need a plan

Answer a few questions with this interactive tool to know if and when you need a preventive control plan.

Regulatory requirements

Know the rules for preventing food safety hazards.

Preventive control plan overview

What goes in a plan and why it matters.

Preparing your plan

Guidance on importing, exporting, domestic food businesses, monitoring, record keeping.

Controls for establishments

Cleaning, lighting, pest control.

Controls for food

General and food-specific controls, thermal processing.


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