A new regulatory framework for federal food inspection: A104-135/2013E-PDF

discussion document.

"Canada has one of the best food safety systems in the world, but continuous improvement is needed to ensure that Canadians maintain access to safe food. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA), which received Royal Assent in November 2012, establishes a modern and robust legislative framework for the safety of food commodities sold to Canadians and provides for ongoing reviews of the federal food safety system in Canada. ... To strengthen food safety rules, a new regulatory regime must be crafted as the SFCA replaces three CFIA inspection statutes – the Canada Agricultural Products Act (CAPA), the Fish Inspection Act (FIA), the Meat Inspection Act (MIA), and the food-related provisions of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA). The intent is that regulations made under these statutes will be consolidated into the proposed regulations. It is expected these regulations will be in place and the Act in force at the beginning of 2015. ... This paper sets out elements of a proposed regulatory framework under the SFCA and marks the first consultation step in the regulatory transformation process. It highlights particular proposals and introduces new approaches in order to stimulate debate, generate ideas, and provide a starting point for discussions"--Preface, p. 1-2.

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Department/Agency Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Title A new regulatory framework for federal food inspection
Subtitle discussion document.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. At head of title: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Food Safety Regulatory Forum. Issued also in French under title: Nouveau cadre de réglementation pour l'inspection fédérale des aliments : document de travail.
Date [2013].
Number of Pages [4], 56 p.
Catalogue Number
  • A104-135/2013E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number RDIMS 3814989
Subject Terms Food safety, Regulations