December 17, 2018 – Ottawa, ON

Food business owners across Canada can now apply for a licence under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by accessing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s online portal, My CFIAThese regulations will protect Canadian families by making the food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace.

Food business owners are encouraged to apply for a licence now in order to be ready when the regulations come into force on January 15. 2019. A Safe Food for Canadians licence costs $250. The licence will be valid for two years.

Depending on the food commodity, type of activity, associated risks and business size, compliance with some requirements will be necessary immediately on January 15, 2019 while others will be phased in over the following 12-30 months.

Business owners are encouraged to consult the sector-specific timelines on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website to determine if and when new requirements apply to them.

Businesses that export food products as of January 15, 2019 will now need a licence if they need to obtain either an export certificate or certificate of free sale.

The United States has recently made it a requirement for all Canadian businesses that ship food to the U.S. to meet their new food safety standards. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will permit Canadian food businesses to acquire a licence that demonstrates that they meet the requirements under the U.S. Foreign Supplier Verification Program so that they can continue trading with the U.S.

If a business currently has a registration or licence with the CFIA, that registration or licence will remain valid under the SFCR until it expires, even if the date of expiry of the renewed registration or licence occurs after January 15, 2019 (provided there is a statement on it indicating that it is also a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Act). Once expired, the business will be required to apply for a Safe Food for Canadians licence.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will improve and strengthen Canada’s food safety system, enable industry to innovate, and create greater market access opportunities for Canadian food products exported abroad.


14 December 2018, Paris and Washington – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is delighted to welcome Rishi Banerjee as GFSI Senior Manager for the US and Canada. This represents a significant step in GFSI's ongoing strategy to further implementation at a regional level while advancing harmonisation at the global level. Meanwhile, the opening of this senior position dedicated to GFSI’s efforts in North America is a strong signal of the region’s importance in the advancement of food safety globally.

GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working with its 400+ member companies to support Better Lives Through Better Business. Rishi will join the CGF’s Washington D.C. office, a base to further GFSI’s partnershipswith both with regulators and food safety leaders from across the country.

Rishi Banjeree“With the US/Canada region being so critical, I am truly excited about the potential for growth,” says Rishi. “I’m looking forward to building on the existing relationships we have with stakeholders and forging new ones. As new Senior Manager, I’m excited to be the go-to person for the region, improving on operational efficiency.”

Rishi is a well-known figure in the food and regulatory space, joining GFSI as an experienced government affairs and policy professional based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He has a proven track record of fostering public-private partnerships, while his background in microbiology, food industry and regulatory agencies has allowed him to support advocacy initiatives relating to food safety, nutrition and environmental regulations.

Prior to joining the CGF, Rishi served as Consulting Manager at Savan Group, a premier management consulting firm, where he worked with numerous federal agencies to advise their rulemaking activities. He has held both technical and policy positions at FiscalNote, the American Frozen Food Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Global Food Safety Initiative brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world with a vision of safe food for consumers everywhere. The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry.


December 7, 2018

(Madison, IN) – Madison Chemical introduces a comprehensive 4-page brochure which details their full line of formulated chemicals designed specifically for the unique cleaning and sanitation needs of snack food production.  This full-color brochure describes CIP-Acid cleaners, foaming acid cleaners, CIP alkaline cleaners, foaming chlorinated alkaline cleaners, heavy duty alkaline cleaners, general purpose cleaners, and floor treatment, as well as specialty products like sanitation wipes, drain and condensate pan remediation, biofilm remediation, scale & film removal and more.  In addition to thorough product descriptions and usage suggestions (with dilutions), the literature also includes testimonials from snack food customers.  These proven products were developed by Madison’s team of food processing specialists and Chemists, so that users can enhance finished product quality and taste.  These application specific products are ideal for snack food facilities of all sizes and volumes. 

Snack Food sanitation products are available through Madison’s nationwide network of direct technical representatives who assist customers in all stages of their cleaning process, including process development. 

Madison Chemical is a chemical formulator which provides cleaning, sanitation, maintenance and surface preparation products for the craft brewery, food processing, winery, beverage and bottling, wastewater treatment, industrial maintenance, transportation, pulp & paper, metalworking, and other industries.  Since 1947 they have served customers from their Madison, IN headquarters and through a nationwide network of direct technical sales representatives.  For additional information visit, write to them at Madison Chemical, 3141 Clifty Drive, Madison, IN, 47250, or call (812) 273-6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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