Processed Products Establishment Inspection Manual
Responsibilities

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  1. Industry

    Industry is responsible for:

    • the safety and quality of food products offered for sale;
    • compliance with appropriate government regulations.

    Since the inspection program measures the attainment of these responsibilities, industry is encouraged to actively participate with the inspection team in the inspection of their establishment. As well, they are further encouraged to implement the same inspection program and self monitor their performance on an ongoing basis.

    • Establishment management is responsible to:
    • accompany the inspection team;
    • provide for the dismantling of equipment, when required;
    • assist in record and program reviews.

    This will facilitate an accurate and thorough evaluation of items.

  2. Canadian Food Inspection Agency

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the delivery of the program as designed.

    The Government of Canada has consolidated all federally-mandated food inspection and quarantine services into a single federal food inspection agency. The consolidation into a single agency enhances food safety systems by integrating the delivery of inspection and quarantine services previously provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. All inspection services related to food safety, economic fraud, trade-related requirements, and animal and plant health programs are provided by CFIA.

  3. Health Canada

    The responsibility for food safety policy, standard-setting, risk assessment, analytical testing research and audit will be reinforced and remain with Health Canada.

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