Trade Regulation Updates

Safe Food For Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Requirement For The Manufactured Food Commodities

June 29, 2020

This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) licence requirement for the Manufactured food commodities that will require a SFCR licence on July 15, 2020.

On July 15, 2020, new requirements relating to licensing, preventive controls and traceability under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) begin to apply to businesses in the manufactured food sector. However, as announced on April 7, 2020, the CFIA will not prioritize compliance activities related to these requirements during the pandemic.  

The list of affected HS codes will be provided on July 15, 2020.

To find out if and when you need as SFC licence, refer to the licencing interactive tool.

If you have questions, fill out this online form or call CFIA on 1-800-442-2342.