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Notification of SFCR Changes to Fish Importers

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into force.  The SFCR will consolidate 14 sets of regulations into one, including the Fish Inspection Regulations and the food related provisions of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations.

As a food business that imports fish or shellfish into Canada, you need to be aware of certain changes that will affect your business as of January 15, 2019.

What will stay the same for you when SFCR comes into force on January 15, 2019:

What will change for you on January 15, 2019:


What you should do before January 15, 2019:

The CFIA has developed resources to help your business build a Preventive Control Plan:

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