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Early Warning on New Food Import/Export Regulations

Implementation of the Safe Food for Canadians Act has been somewhat delayed, but January 1st of next year has now been fixed as the date when it will come into full force. The Act, passed after the 2012 XL Foods beef recall, is administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and applies to all foods that are imported, exported, or traded between provinces. Importantly, companies that import food will now be liable for its safety. For ...

Crossing the border with your pet

Crossing the border with your pet? Our good friends at the Canada Border Services Agency have provided us with some need-to-know info.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada.  The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its website. Before crossing the border with your pet, please review the requirements. Can i take my pets? Like an...

Why Import?

You may ask yourself: Why import my products when i can find them at a local supplier? but... why not?  As a business owner, you should constantly be looking at ways to better your product or service while trying to positively affect your bottom line. One way to do this is to expand your purchasing horizon. Although it may require more effort, importing products from outside of Canada rather then buying directly from domestic suppliers can repr...