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SFCR – Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

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

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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.

Schedule a free consultation

Get Your SFCR Templates!

Our user-friendly and detailed SFCR 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.

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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.

Next Step

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

Schedule a free consultation

Have Questions?

Email [email protected], and let us know how we can help you.

FAQs

How often do you need to update a Canadian Preventive Control Plan?

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.

What is the cost and turnover time for Sirocco to prepare a customized Canadian Preventive Control Plan?

Prices start at $1500 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.

What Clients Are Saying

“We contacted Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting” to prepare various evaluation protocols for the sensory profiling of our fair trade cocoa beans and chocolate. Finished products were also assessed using the Tastel web sensory software. Karine developed an aroma wheel for our products which we now use to support Marketing and Sales. Our next step is to train an internal sensory panel so that we are able to track the sensory quality of our cocoa beans and chocolate.”

I have had the pleasure of working with Karine for over a year now. She helped our company pass our first SQF audit Ed. 8.1 with a score of 94. For our recertification audit, which was on SQF Ed. 9.0, Karine visited our site and performed a gap assessment. She was able to identify a lot of areas for improvement and with her help our company passed the audit and achieved a score of 96. Karine is really knowledgeable on SQF. She is easy to work with and extremely helpful.

“We have been working with Karine Lawrence for about 8 months as we work to achieve our HACCP certification. She has been such a great support for us; providing training for our HACCP team and being present to answer our questions. She has so much knowledge on food safety requirements and has been able to provide us with resources to ensure that we have strong programs in place. Early in the process she conducted a gap assessment of our programs and the facility, which helped us identify the areas that we had to improve on. We feel confident that we will successfully reach our food safety goals. Thank you for all your guidance throughout this process.”

“This is to tell everyone that we have been dealing with Karine Lawrence for 2 years in doing our HACCP Plan & PCP importer plan for our wholesale company and it has been a pleasure dealing with her. She is hardworking, organized, passionate, intelligent and truly knowledgeable and knows how to accommodate our personal needs. Without her knowledge, guidance and expertise, we could not have finished our PCP plan/HACCP plan in time. Because of her, we are now fully compliant and very safe in running our wholesale food business. We are blessed to know Karine and without her, we would not be where we are today in our business.”

“Karine was a wonderful instructor. She was thorough and ensured we understood content before moving on rather than trying to rush through things to follow the course schedule. She was engaging and asked a lot of questions, appreciating all of our different backgrounds and ideas.”

“ The instructor (Karine Lawrence) was extremely knowledgeable and the class was enjoyable” “This course (SQF 9 System Implementation taught by Karine Lawrence) definitely increased my knowledge and understanding of SQF.”
We would like to express how grateful we are to have found Sirocco Consulting. We were a week away from our first ever SQF desk audit when we decided to purchase the SQF Templates Bundle from Sirocco. We had about 60% of our procedures in place but were able to rely on Sirocco’s template to cover the rest. The SOPs and Forms provided by Sirocco were detailed and covered all requirements of the SQF code.  We did not have any non-conformities on procedures that we implemented using the templates provided by Sirocco. After the desk audit we continued to work with Karine. A month and a half later we passed our first SQF site audit with only 6 minor non-conformities. This would not have been possible without Sirocco Consulting. Thank you from the team at Blue Ocean.
I would like to take this opportunity to express how very satisfied I was to receive and work with the Sirocco SQF bundle.  What a time saver! The templates are very easy to use and adjust to make your own. They saved me countless hours of work, guiding me through the necessary steps and gave my program a cohesive professional look. One can become overwhelmed with the volumes of paperwork that is needed for SQF and HACCP.  The Sirocco SQF bundle definitely lightened that load and combined with Karine's expertise, I couldn't be happier. Highly recommended.
I am very happy with the service Sirocco provided us. Karine and Sean are amazing food scientists/experts!  They are super knowledgeable and respond in such a timely manner when I need the support urgently with my seafood business. I cannot thank them enough for their help. Highly recommended!

Karine, […] I just wanted to thank you for the work you did on our PCP [plan]. We were audited by CFIA in November and did very well.

We were in a situation that required that we get an SQF Certification in a very short period of time. Sirocco Consulting provided us with the templates we needed and talked us through the process. No doubt without them we could not have achieved receiving our certification in the allotted time. Karine was our consultant and she made the process understandable and much less daunting than it would have been otherwise. I highly recommend Sirocco Consulting to any company that needs a third-party audit. It was one of the best investments we made in our trek to become third-party certified. We are counting on significant return on investment having achieved this milestone in our growth. Thanks Sirocco!
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