CFIA Safe Food for Canadian Regulations phase in continues


Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements were being phased in over the following 12 to 30 months. Effective January 15, 2020, all SFCR requirements will apply to the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

CFIA continues to provide information to the sector and will be posting two pre-recorded webinars to their website, one in French and one in English. The presentations will be available in late October 2019. In addition to this, in November the CFIA plans to hold four Q&A WebEx sessions (2 in French and 2 in English). Since the webinar presentation will be posted on CFIA’s website, these Q&A sessions will focus on responding to questions that may arise from the FFV sector community.

This will be a good opportunity to pose questions and request clarification on matters directly related to fresh fruit and vegetables. DRC will circulate additional information as it becomes available.