By consolidating inspection authority, Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors are now cross-trained on the various commodities that were previously segregated (Meat, Fish, Processed Products, Honey, Maple Products, etc).
There is now a requirement for full traceability of products. That means that processors, importers and distributors must be able to identify where any given lot of food product is bought, and where it is sold.
All trade out of province requires that a facility is registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, whereas previously this was only required for specific categories of food products.
Importers will require CFIA licenses and will be held responsible for the safety of the products they import. They must also have a full traceability system in place.
Inspectors will have wider access to documentation and computer records regarding safety, value, origin, formulations, quality, composition and character of food products.
All Federally registered establishments must have a Preventative Control Plan (HACCP Plan) that outlines the various policies a company has in place to mitigate Biological, Physical and Chemical Hazards, Personnel Control, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
FTC regulatory and food safety experts have extensive experience documenting food safety plans and can assist you too.
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