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:
Apr 28 | News
New Initiative to Support Community Seed Collections Over the past several years, there has been a wave of new public seed collections emerging across North America building seed banks and seed libraries, and teaching gardeners how to save seeds in their communities. In response to an invitation from this emerging group of seed collections, USC Read MoreRead More
Apr 3 | News
The UN released a report on the right to food, which is clear about the adverse impact of pesticides on human rights, health, and the environment, and indicates agroecology and organic agriculture as the real long-term solution to feed a fast-growing global population. Click here to read the report.Read More
Apr 3 | News
Organic Alberta is looking for an outgoing, self-motivated, highly organized person to join our team as a summer student. The Program Coordinator will provide support for the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative team, including the program director and the optimization program manager. The program coordinator will be supervised by the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative program director Read MoreRead More