Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
CFIA – Updated April 1, 2016
Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Description of the Objective
The proposed SFCR would replace the current regulations made under the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Fish Inspection Act, the Meat Inspection Act, and the food-related provisions of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations. The regulatory framework would create food inspection regulations with consistent, internationally recognized requirements for all food commodities imported or traded inter-provincially. It builds on the policy direction articulated in the Improved Food Inspection Model on which consultations were concluded in May 2013. The SFCRwould support market access for Canadian exporters by keeping pace with food safety modernization efforts in other countries and strengthening Canada’s reputation for having a world class food safety controls system.
Safe Food for Canadians Act
Indication of Business Impacts
There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and the Small Business Lens may apply.
Public Consultation Opportunities
These amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in Fall 2016.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council