SFCR: Comparison with FSMA

Course Description

This 2-days course introduces and helps you to understand requirements of The Safe Food for Canadians. It provides you with an in-depth overview of the purpose and requirements of the The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

The regulations will improve Canada’s food safety system and allow the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to create a stronger, more consistent and preventive system with a risk-based inspection model. This course provides a comparison of the key elements of the SFCR with the U.S. FDA FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requirements. You will gain a solid understanding of the North American regulatory landscape and become familiar with the U.S. FDA-Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Food Safety Systems Recognition Arrangement, differences in preventive controls terminology and requirements, and documentation requirements.

Course Audience

  • Auditors
  • Facility Managers
  • Food Importers/Exporters
  • Food Safety & Quality Personnel
  • Inspectors
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • QA/QC Personnel
  • Quality Systems Coordinators
  • Regulatory Authorities & Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers

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Course Objective

Understanding the Safe Food for Canadians Regulation (SFCR)
It has always been main priority to better understand the industries and the needs of the users in order to better respond to their necessities and skillfully answer all their questions. It is also priority to always keep up with the new norms and legislations related to those industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Requirements and guidance for food exporters and importers (Licensing, traceability and preventive controls) to comply with CFIA
  • Discuss the key similarities and differences between the SFCR and FSMA requirements
  • Differentiate between the preventive controls and documentation requirements under SFCR and FSMA
  • Plan activities to become SFCR and FSMA compliant

Instructor: Claudio Gallottini DVM, Ph.D
For over 15 years in the field of North american Food Safety Regultion, Dr. Claudio Gallottini is Trainer of Trainers (ToT) FSPCA for PCHF, Lead Instructor for Animal Food Preventive Controls (PCAF) Rule, PSA, SPROUT, FSVP Rule. BPCS – Instructor FDA Approved, TTT HACCP IHA, SOT TTT, NEHA Food Safety Trainer, Associate Member of CIEH

Payment Terms:

Payment of $1,100CAD is due in full at the time of registration.

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule prior to 15 days before your class date at no charge.
If you would like to reschedule 14 days or less prior to your class date, there will be a £100 rescheduling fee

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made between 15 and 29 days before the scheduled class date will receive an 85% refund.

Cancellations within 15 days of the scheduled class date will not receive a refund.
Any cancellations that affect the group discount rates will be refunded according to both the discount and cancellation policies

ITA Corporation reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course with at least one week’s notice to the customer. Should the course be canceled or rescheduled, customers have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.