Food Safety & Quality



Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI):

AFPA can assist processors in obtaining GFSI conformance. The major schemes currently recognized are:




January 2019, many businesses will require a licence when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

Find out if your business will need a licence or be required to meet other SFCR requirements by visiting the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) interactive tools and timelines. Food businesses should enrol now in My CFIA and be prepared to apply for a licence ($250). In order to apply for a licence, businesses will need to attest that they have preventive controls in place.

New and updated guidance documents SFCR website. The following documents are available:

Meat products and food animal:

 Food importsNon-resident importers

Licensing - Regulatory requirements: Trade

For more information about the SFCR, visit