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