New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
New regulations will take effect on January 15, 2019, under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Under the new regulations businesses that import food or prepare food for export or to be sent across provincial or territorial boundaries, require a license and need to meet requirements for preventive controls that may depending on type of food and size of business, be phased in over time. In addition, food businesses are required to maintain a preventive control plan if their gross annual food revenues are over $100,000. A written plan is not required for some businesses with gross annual sales of $100,000 or less, but they must still have preventive controls in place (such as sanitation and pest control measures); and keep clear and complete traceability records that show where food came from (the supplier) and to whom it was sold. If you would like to know how these regulations will effect you get the Toolkit for Businesses. More information on these regulations can be found on the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations website.