CFIA Ready To Continue With Safe Food Regulations

From January to April of 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency held public consultations on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

There are five themes,

  1. Technical, that includes clarification of definitions, and application of licensing
  2. Small business, which includes threshold level for exemption and cost of licensing
  3. Organic products, the perceived duplication with existing regulatory requirements and inclusion of aquatic platns.
  4. Implementation, timelines, access to CFIA documents and on-going engagement
  5. And the fifth theme is trade and competitiveness.

There were over 1,700 submssions and CFIA officials say the will provide direction and the organization is preparing a final publication of the regulations which is planned to appear in Canada Gazette, Part II in spring of this year.