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Publication of Safe Food for Canadians Regulation Delayed

Posted January 27, 2015

Under Other Government Departments-Agencies

CFIA signaled today that publication of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulation will be delayed to allow CFIA more time to review stakeholder feedback received to date and to “assess whether additional, targeted consultations are required.” No date for publication of the regulation in Canada Gazette Part I was provided.

The following is the note that was received by IE Canada from Paul Mayers, Vice President, Policy and Programs, Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Dear colleague:

The year 2014 has been an exciting one for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). With the input and assistance of stakeholder groups such as yours, we have been able to make great strides in our modernization efforts. Your organization’s participation is greatly appreciated. 

Since June 2013, the CFIA has engaged over 10,000 external stakeholders regarding the various elements of its Agency Transformation initiatives, including the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The input we have received from stakeholders on the SFCR has been extremely valuable, and the CFIA will continue to review this feedback to inform the development of the regulations and to assess whether additional, targeted consultations are required at a later date. We will be sure to notify stakeholders once next steps have been determined. 

The CFIA’s commitment to food safety and the SFCR remains a priority, and your continued support and involvement is greatly appreciated. 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at   


Paul Mayers
Vice-President, Policy and Programs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency