SFCR – Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Preventative Control Plans

How Sirocco Can Help

Sirocco Consulting will develop your food safety plan in compliance with Canadian food safety regulations (Safe Food for Canadian Regulations or SFCR) to ensure your company is able to successfully manufacture or import food to be sold in Canada. We provide a customized plan based on Codex HACCP requirements and developed by a certified Canadian HACCP professional.

Hire an Expert to Develop A Customized Canadian Preventive Control Plan (PCP plan)

If you want to ensure your Preventive Control Plan is compliant with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), we can help.
Start by contacting Sirocco to assess where you are in the process and clarify next steps.

What is the scope? What are the requirements and penalties? What does it mean for your business?

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How It Works

Canadian Preventative Control Plan Development

Step 1

Outline Your Food Manufacturing or Holding Process

  • Use a flow diagram or narrative
  • Include all inputs (Ingredients, raw materials, processing aids)
  • Identify manual steps and automated steps in your process

Step 2

Submit Your Process Documentation to Sirocco

Sirocco completes the entire hazard analysis on materials, processing aids, ingredients, packaging and process steps. Biological, chemical and physical hazards are determined. Preventive controls are identified and monitoring, verification and record keeping procedures developed. Your plan is documented using CFIA templates.

Step 3

Receive a customized Canadian Preventative Control Plan for your company

Sirocco will have your plan delivered and ready for review within 7 business days on average.


The plan must be updated when changes occur to a product or process. Developing a HACCP plan is one way to meet the SFCR requirements. A Canadian PCP must also address market fairness requirements. PCP plan records must be retained for two years.

Prices start at $1300 (CAD) for a custom plan and it takes our team seven business days to complete and deliver the PCP plan once we receive all the information needed about the foreign vendor(s) and imported products. Use our templates to create your own HACCP/PCP plan (manufacturing or import) and certify to HACCP. If you need assistance or need an expert to review your HACCP/PCP plans, we charge an hourly rate of $120 CAD. Budget 1-2 hours for the review.

Get Your Canadian HACCP Certification Templates!

Our user-friendly and detailed Canadian HACCP Certification templates will help your team learn and implement the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations. Canadian businesses who hold a CFIA licence to manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label food are required to comply with SFCR.

Get Your PCP Importer Templates!

A PCP is a written plan outlining how Canadian importers ensure that imported food is safe and fit for human consumption in Canada and conforms to Canadian consumer protection requirements.

Next Step

Start by booking an expert chat to assess where you are in the process and clarify next steps.

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