By creating a common comprehensive and competency-based system about food protection, Safe Food Canada will ensure that both regulating agencies and businesses benefit. All parties may more effectively utilize their resources for food protection learning.
A common and comprehensive competency based learning system will contribute to a reduction in the costs associated with training.
To support modernization of Canada’s food protection system, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) came into effect in 2015 with new federal regulations. The proposed changes apply to many smaller businesses and farms that previously had no dealings with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA is setting the example for provincial and territorial government regulators by establishing new procedures, systems and tools to raise awareness and promote compliance with new requirements.
Safe Food Canada aims to ensure that regulating agencies and food sector businesses will have the opportunity to take certified food protection courses side by side and enhance their qualifications and mobility in the labour market.