Effective November 1, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) previously announced approach to the prioritization of compliance activities of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) requirements for the manufactured food sector (MFS) will end.

Businesses that have not yet applied for a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to ensure they will comply with SFCR requirements.

As of this date, the CFIA will conduct compliance activities in the MFS consistent with its long-standing Compliance and enforcement policy to respond to non-compliance with fairness, impartiality and transparency. CFIA’s early enforcement efforts, where possible, will focus on promoting the understanding of and compliance with these new requirements.

For additional information see the CFIA’s Notice to industry.