2020 Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

2020 Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

  GINA REO

  President

Quality Assurance Strategies,

  Product ID : GINA-0015

  Level : Advance

  Duration : 60 Minutes


President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Business Integration and Due Diligence. Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety (Officer), Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World-Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy. This included fast-tracking to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance. Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successively senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held the position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global.


Safe Food for Canadians Regulation (SFCR) kicked off January 2019 after several long gazette comment periods by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). This session delivers a broad overview of the standard and covers resources for compliance. Under this regulation, many food companies are now required to register for a license, with many aspects mimicking the new FDA FSMA requirements.

The new portal, recordkeeping, and compliance requirements, as well as staggered deadlines, will be presented. Exclusions, responsible parties, and import and export items will be covered in this session. The new standards will be covered in this session encapsulating everything industry needs to know on launching the SFCR.

  • Understanding SFCR and History
  • Licensing
  • 2020 Suspensions
  • Preventative Controls
  • Portal Overview and Resources

Areas Covered

  • Background on SFCR
  • Guidance Resources
  • Provincial Trading
  • Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Import/Exports
  • Labeling
  • Traceability
  • Compliance Timelines for Implementation
  • New 2020 Requirements
  • Insights & Success Takeaways

Course Level - Intermediate to Advance

Who Should Attend   

Quality Control/Assurance and Food Safety professionals, supervisors, leads, managers; Operations managers/supervisors; front-line managers, supervisors or leads; Corporate quality managers; Operations personnel; Senior management; PCQI’s; Plant management personnel; Third parties developing HACCP plans; Auditors and those with food safety inspection roles; Validation specialists; Consultants; Quality system auditors; Regulatory Compliance Staff.

  • $200.00


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