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This page is dedicated to allowing our local agriculture industry to search for and comment on upcoming federal legislation while the act or regulation is still being created.

Legislation for Comment

Our Federal departments and agencies give interested groups, individuals and all Canadians the chance to review and comment on proposed regulations before they are enacted, so please check out some of the links below.

 

Safe Food for Canadians, the new licensing regime and other follow-on amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice

Date of publication: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Number of days for comments: 45 days (Until September 7, 2018)

The Safe Food for Canadians Act brings with it a new licensing regime and related costs along with the repeal of the old food statutes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to certain parts of the CFIA Fees Notice to implement the licensing regime and align the Notice with the language and authorities in the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations. These changes are not related to the cost recovery initiative that the CFIA consulted on from January to April 2017. The CFIA has launched a 45-day consultation from July 25, 2018 to September 7, 2018 in order to gather comments on the proposed changes.

Who is the focus of this consultation? All stakeholders in the food industry including: importers of food commodities, all those who prepare food commodities for export or interprovincial trade, industry associations/groups, non-governmental organizations

Website link: Safe Food for Canadians – the new licensing regime and other follow-on amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice
Contact: cfia.costrecovery-recouvrementdescouts.acia@canada.ca

 

Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Beer)

Date of publication: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until September 14, 2018)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 90-day public consultation on proposed changes to beer compositional standards under the Food and Drug Regulations. The Government of Canada is moving forward to modernize its regulations related to beer compositional standards in order to better reflect the tastes and preferences of consumers, and allow for industry innovation. Proposed changes would remove duplication of the standard for ale, stout, porter and malt liquor, make it clearer for brewers which ingredients could be used, and allow industry to be more innovative in product development, while maintaining the integrity of beer. The proposed changes also include labelling changes that would require brewers to identify food allergens, gluten sources or added sulphites.
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Beer)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement – Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Beer)
 
Who is the focus of this consultation? Brewers, Distributors and retailers, including provincial liquor boards, Consumers and the general public, Health Associations, International partners
Feedback is welcome by email or mail by September 14, 2018.
 
Website link: Consultation on proposed changes to beer compositional standards
Contact: Kathy Twardek

 

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The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. You can learn about new statutes, new and proposed regulations, administrative board decisions and public notices. Find out how government departments, businesses and other Canadian organizations can publish their public notices. Proposed regulations are published in Part I of the Canada Gazette. Once enacted, they are published in Part II.

Browse the list of current proposals and Comment on proposed regulations.
If you would like to look for a specific legislative piece, follow this link and search for specific terms: Find A Consultation.