The Proposed Safe Food For Canadians Regulations Consultation
by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Posted: 2018-01-08 15:40:06 EST

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a global leader in regulating food, animal and plant health and safety. The existing control system has served us well, but it was developed decades before the creation of the CFIA, when most Canadian food originated in Canada, food technology was less evolved, and supply chains were simple. As risks to food, animal health and plants have changed considerably and continue to change rapidly, the Agency must continue to adapt and be more efficient and responsive while supporting Canada's ability to compete in the global market. These changes position the Agency as a nimble, responsive regulator.

The Agency is focusing on five key strategic priorities with specific actions under a new framework – Responding to Today, Building for the Future. Creating a modern regulatory toolkit that supports enforcement, compliance and accountability while enabling opportunities for industry to innovate is one of the Agency's priorities.

In January 2017, the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (the proposed Regulations) were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 90-day public comment period. The consultation was an opportunity for all Canadians to have their say on new modern food regulations.

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