Monday, January 23, 2017

New food safety regs unveiled

The federal government has unveiled a package of food safety regulations that combines 14 sets into one.

The public is invited to comment up to April 21.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been collecting comments from stakeholders in the food economy since 2013.

The CFIA says “the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations would better protect Canadian families by putting a greater emphasis on preventing food safety risks for all foods imported into Canada or sold across provinces. 

“The regulations would also apply to foods prepared for export.

“The proposed regulations would require food businesses to have preventive controls in place to identify and manage food safety risks before products are sold to consumers.

“This would also reduce the time it takes to remove unsafe foods from the marketplace.
“This public comment period is an opportunity for all Canadians to comment on the proposed regulations.”

Parliament passed the Safe Food for Canadians Act in 2012.