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Clients audited by CFIA for their preventative control plans (PCP)

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Notice to food importers: Control Plan (PCP)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is following up on their mandate to verify compliance with the regulations under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

  • A preventive control plan is a written document that details how risks to your food and to the humane treatment of food animals are identified and controlled. The PCP also includes elements relating to packaging, labelling, grading, and standards of identity.
  • Under sections 86 to 89 of the SFCR, food businesses are required to prepare, keep and maintain a written PCP, with exceptions for some small businesses.
    • Part 15 (Transitional Provisions) outlines the phased implementation approach that gives certain businesses more time to develop a PCP.
    • To learn more about if and when you need to comply with the preventive control plan requirements refer to the Preventive control plan interactive tool.

For more information, review Part 4: Prevention Control.

Source: Government of Canada; Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

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