Food Safety

Food Safety

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) make the Canadian food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace.

Under these regulations, as of January 15, 2019, new licensing, preventive control and traceability requirements apply to food businesses that import or prepare food for export or to be sent across provincial or territorial boundaries.

ABC, BeeMaid, and the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission (SBDC) have pooled resources to acquire the Safe Honey Production Practices (SHPP) 2019 program templates to support the transition from the old Canadian Food Inspection Agency food safety requirements for honey, to the new CFIA requirements in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The SHPP 2019 has been reviewed and approved by CFIA and contains all the seven elements of the SFCR.

The purpose of the Safe Honey Production Practices 2019 (SHPP 2019) program is to improve the quality of Canadian honey in the worldwide market by providing honey producers and graders with a set of policies, standard operating procedures and safe honey production records that focus on biosecurity, quality, and traceability in compliance with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Safe Food for Canadians Regulations/Act (SFCR/A).

To request a copy of the Safe Honey Production Practices 2019 (SHPP 2019) program templates, please contact


ABC is hosting a series of SHPP 2019 workshops designed to provide a practical, hands-on approach to understanding the SHPP 2019 and how to apply these practices to your operation. To find out more about these workshop or to register, please click here.

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