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Preventive controls for food – Processed fruit or vegetable products

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.


Before you access information related to preventive controls for processed fruit or vegetable products, make sure you review the information on General food requirements and guidance. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out certain requirements, such as licensing, preventive controls and traceability that apply to most food commodities.

Additional information can also be found at Food-specific requirements and guidance – Processed fruit or vegetable products.

These documents provide information on select preventive control practices for operators to mitigate food safety risks associated with the preparation of processed fruit or vegetables. This information is intended to inform and support the development and implementation of a preventive control plan.

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