Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)

Safe Food for Canadians (SFCA)

To protect Canadian families from potentially unsafe food, the Government of Canada tabled the Safe Food for Canadians Act on June 7, 2012.

The new Safe Food for Canadians Act consolidates the authorities of the Fish Inspection Act, the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Meat Inspection Act, and the food provisions of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act.

The Safe Food for Canadians Act aims to make food as safe as possible for Canadian families, protect consumers by targeting unsafe practices, implement tougher penalties for activities that put health and safety at risk, provide better control over imports, institute a more consistent inspection regime across all food commodities, and strengthen food traceability. Under the new requirements food processors will be open to inspection by the government and deadlines for requirements are being rolled out throughout the next few years.

No matter where you are in the process, dicentra offers all of the services required for you to reach and maintain compliance.

We provide the following services:

  • Conduct a detailed gap assessment of your current facility and operations and provide a detailed report for suggested changes and improvements
  • Provide assistance in fulfilling all requirements
  • Identify and develop preventive control plans
  • Prepare documents specific to your facility or provide templates for you to complete
  • Provide training onsite or offsite to staff members
  • Develop your foreign supplier verification program
  • Develop a supply chain and product traceability program