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Share your thoughts on the Safe Food for Canadians Act

By Food in Canada Staff   

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) seeks feedback on the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA). SFCA came fully into force on January 15, 2019. The Act requires ministers to review its provisions and operations every five years. CFIA is therefore carrying out a review.

It is asking consumer associations; food industry and industry associations; manufacturers/processors; distributors/retailers; importers; trading partners; academia and experts; other government departments and agencies, including provincial, territorial and municipal; and the general public to review key questions in the consultation document and submit their feedback.

The goal is to assess if improvements or changes are required to the provisions and operations of SFCA. The consultation review does not include examining specific provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Key topics for discussion
CFIA is seeking feedback to help determine if SFCA meets its objectives of:

  • improving food safety and consumer protection oversight across all food commodities;
  • having effective, streamlined and strengthened legislative authorities across food commodities; and
  • enhancing market access opportunities for the Canadian food industry

The consultation process will be open until May 27, 2024.


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