Obtain CFIA License to Import Fish Products in Canada

Get assistance from former Health Canada officials to obtain a License under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) to import fish products containing meat ingredients to Canada.

CFIA Requirements on Food, Containing Both Meat and Seafood

Meat/seafood importing business in Canada requires proper planning and licenses. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a firm that imports fish product (including meat) must ensure that all the meat ingredients originate from a country with a meat inspection system is approved by CFIA under Part 7 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and issued an official document by the foreign competent authority. If you manufacture, process, preserve, treat, package, grade, label for inter-provincial trade or export fish products using a meat product as an ingredient must have an SFC license to conduct these activities or imported by an SFC license holder.

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Registered Food Commodity

Registered foods contain whole foods including dairy, fish, seafood, meat and others. The process of obtaining a License under the new SFCR is applied to all those engaged in food activities including but not limited to:

CIFA governs the process of obtaining a license. Once you get the license, you must ensure to always have adequate preventative controls in place.

Why SFCR License Matters

CFIA requires every food business that is engaged in the above activities to get a License under SFCR to legally operate their business. It helps CFIA to:

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How We Will Assist You Obtain Meat/Seafood Licence

Qualify Your Business

We will help you qualify for CFIA requirements.

Assessment

We will assess your food safety performance and compliance history.

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Submit Application

Our experts will assist you in submitting your application to CFIA.

Preventive Controls

Our officials will monitor your business to ensure if you have preventive controls in place.

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