Attention SMEs in the food sector: last call for feedback on proposed new rules

April 13, 2017 - Tags: Regulations

This guest blog post is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

Protecting your customers protects your business. That's why the CFIA is consulting on a new set of proposed regulations called the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations… but there's not much time left to submit your comments!

Does your food business import food, prepare food to be exported or sold across provinces, or sell food at retail? If so, you may be subject to new requirements including licensing, preventive controls and/or traceability.

Your feedback is important. It will help shape the final version of the regulatory text and determine when the proposed regulations will come into force. An implementation timeline will be shared later on. Some sectors and small businesses would have more time to prepare and adapt.

Here are key resources to help you get ready to provide feedback:

Time is running out! Comment by April 21, 2017.

The public consultation is almost over. Have your say at We want to hear from you!

How can I receive updates after the consultation closes?

Stay connected to receive the latest news on this initiative. Sign up for emails, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Still have questions?

We're here to help. Ask CFIA by email via


Posted by on April 18, 2017
Hello Saadi,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You can get the latest news and updates from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) by subscribing to the email updates. You can also follow CFIA on its social media channels. If you'd like to have updates delivered directly to your news reader, you can subscribe to the CFIA Web Feeds.

If you still have questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, you can contact CFIA by email at:

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.
Posted by saadi on April 17, 2017
How i get the update thanks.
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