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New federal food safety requirements now in force for fresh fruits or vegetables

Canada

Jan 29, 2020

New requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force for most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector that import, export or engage in interprovincial trade.

Under the new provisions for FFV, most businesses are required to maintain:

-      Preventive controls that address food safety hazards such as microbiological contamination to food and that help to prevent contaminated and non-compliant food from entering the marketplace;

-      Written preventive control plans that document the risks to food and how these risks are being controlled; and,

-      Traceability documentation that track the movement of food one step forward and one step back in the supply chain.

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