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If you operate a business in the agriculture and agri-food industry, you play a role in ensuring the health and well-being of Canadians. You should therefore be aware of the regulations that apply to your operations.
Food labelling and safety regulationsFind out everything you need to know when producing, handling, selling and importing food in Canada. Food labelling for industryIf you advertise food products, you need to be aware of requirements related to advertising, such as labelling and the use of endorsements. Canada's Regulatory System for Foods with Health Benefits – An Overview for IndustryA starting point for businesses wanting to promote the health benefits of their food products. Centre of Administration for Permissions — Food, Animals, PlantsFind answers to your questions about domestic and import licences, permits, and registrations issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Licence for slaughterhouses and meat processing plants
Only Applies to : All operators of slaughterhouses and plants that process meat and meat-containing food items for wholesale must hold a MAPAQ permit.
Quebec (in french only) Farm Business Registration
Only Applies to : Find out about the registration requirements for your farm business in Ontario.
Ontario Seafood preparation or cannery permit
Only Applies to : Find out how to obtain the required permit if you want to handle seafood for human consumption.
Quebec (in french only) Environmental Public Health
Only Applies to : If you run a food establishment, swimming pool, social care facility, or personal services facility, you need to learn your obligations.
Alberta Permits — Food processing and distribution
Only Applies to : Find out about the permits you need to operate a business engaged in the processing, distribution and sale of meat or dairy products.
Quebec (in french only) The Regulation of Intensive Livestock Operations in Saskatchewan
Only Applies to : If you are starting or operating a livestock operation, learn about your rights and regulatory responsibilities.
Saskatchewan Organic agriculture — fact sheets and information sheets
Only Applies to : Access a wide range of resources about the organic food sector that may help you run your Ontario business.
Ontario A Guide to Employment Standards in Agriculture (Manitoba)
Only Applies to : Are you an agri-business employer? Learn more about your rights and responsibilities.
Manitoba Farm ownership (Saskatchewan)
Only Applies to : Find out the rules and regulations pertaining to the ownership of farm land in Saskatchewan by non-Canadians.
Saskatchewan Mandatory training in hygiene and food safety
Only Applies to : Does your business prepare food intended for sale in Quebec? If so, this training is mandatory for you and your employees.
Quebec (in french only) BC Milk Marketing Board
Only Applies to : Find out about the regulations and guidelines for marketing milk products in accordance to the
British Columbia Natural Products Marketing (. BC) Act BC Vegetable Marketing Commission
Only Applies to : Find out the regulations and guidelines for marketing vegetable products in accordance to the
British Columbia Natural Products Marketing (. BC) Act BC Chicken Marketing Board
Only Applies to : Find out the regulations and guidelines for marketing chicken products in accordance with the
British Columbia Natural Products Marketing ( BC) Act. Starting a food processing business
Only Applies to : Learn about government regulations, food safety guidelines, and the contacts you need to start and operate a food processing business in Ontario.