Starting today, new requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force for most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector that import, export or engage in interprovincial trade.
The SFCR makes Canada’s food system even safer by focussing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace.
Under the new provisions for FFV, most businesses are required to maintain:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency website provides SFCR resources tailored specifically for FFV businesses, including a fact sheet, information on traceability-specific labelling requirements and a recorded presentation about the regulations coming into effect today.
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