Users of this manual should be aware that it has no precedence over any federal regulations.For legal requirements, you may consult the appropriate set of regulations.Among the provinces and territories, different levels of food industry oversight exist due to differences in priorities, regulations and resource capacity.For example, some provinces and territories may require certain establishments (, meat and dairy) to be registered provincially or territorially, while others carryout regular establishment inspections and sampling of specific, high risk commodities.
As a public servant, inspectors are responsible for respecting certain ethical guidelines designed to protect his or her reputation as an honest and impartial public service employee, and the image of the public service. Although Health Canada is no longer directly involved in the inspection of food, it has the responsibility of establishing national health, safety and nutritional standards for food, and for assessing the The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) mandate is focused on preventing chronic diseases, and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks in collaboration with the provinces and territories.
The focus of the Imported and Manufactured Food Program (IMFP) is the non-federally registered sector (NFRS) which represents approximately 70 per cent of food products available for sale in Canada.
The regulatory authority for the is derived from the Food and Drugs Act, the Food and Drug Regulations, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations and the Organic Regulations under the Canada Agricultural Products Act.
There are several large general categories of food that fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the To facilitate decision-making regarding the jurisdiction of a food product, the Imported and Manufactured Food Division (IMFD) developed and published Products Regulated under the Imported and Manufactured Food Program (This document is intended for internal use.
contributes to food safety and consumer protection through the administration of a national food program for non-federally registered foods at all levels of trade.
However, if these same products are sold intra-provincially they fall into the non-federally registered sector.