On February 12, 2024, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will activate the automatic verification of Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences for imports of manufactured foods.
Food import transactions will be automatically rejected unless a valid SFC licence is declared.
The CFIA has also updated its guidance on Importing food with a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence with more information on automatic licence verification and the steps importers can take to make sure their SFC licence is valid. Holding a valid SFC licence before submitting an import declaration will help to prevent food shipments from being delayed at the border.
Link: CFIA Notice to industry: Importing manufactured foods into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence