Consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Food)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I October 21, 2017 for a 60-day public comment period.

The amendments would expand Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) as an enforcement response option for food commodities once the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force. They would also allow the CFIA to continue issuing AMPs for non-compliance in the meat sector, which were introduced in 2015.

AMPs are one option in a series of enforcement actions that the CFIA may take to respond when a regulated party does not meet certain regulatory requirements. AMPs may be issued as a notice of violation with a warning only or with a monetary penalty, and take into account potential or actual harm, as well as the intent and compliance history of the regulated party.

Have your say

  1. Review the proposed changes.

  2. Submit your comments to:

    Executive Director
    Domestic Food Safety Systems and Meat Hygiene Directorate
    1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0Y9
    E-mail: Food-Reg-Aliments@inspection.gc.ca

The consultation closes on December 20th, 2017.

Learn more

  1. Sign up for a webinar to learn more about AMPs.
  2. Find out how AMPs fits into the CFIA Compliance Continuum.
  3. Questions and Answers: Consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Food)

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