Posted  10 Mar, 2017 
In: News

The Government of Canada launched a public consultation on new rules to strengthen food safety. 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 Canadian organic product regulation is also being rolled into this Safe Food for Canadians act, and it will have major repercussions on the organic sector. This is not a complete overhaul of the organic regulations and standards, however, the changes will still be numerous and potentially disruptive for organic operators and the industry. Canada Organic Trade Association has prepared the following document containing the key issues and impacts of the recommendations on the organic sector.

Key Issues and Recommendations

We encourage all organic producers to rally together to provide written comments directly to the federal government using COTA’s assessment of the regulation, to stop it from moving forward in its present state. Please contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with these concerns.

To hear more about what changes are being proposed and how you can give feedback to the government, please download the following webinar.

Additional Links

Backgrounder:

Learn more about how the SFCRs will affect your business via these videos:

 


More   News

Aug 17   |   News

We Want Your Feedback!

At Organic Alberta we are always trying to improve the ways we help you to grow your business. We know you are extremely busy, but we’d really appre

Read More

Jul 19   |   News

Job Posting for Legend Organic Farms Inc., Farm Manager – Kamsack, SK

Position: Farm Manager, small grains and oilseed farm (4,600 acres) Location: Near Kamsack, East Saskatchewan, Canada Details: Full time, Per

Read More

Jul 19   |   News

The State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Performance Report 2017

The Canadian organic industry is thriving with double-digit growth rates over the past decade. As the industry evolves, policy frameworks, consisting

Read More