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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

Our Company in Ontario is working on becoming BRC certified. Reading through the textbook, we have been coming across "legislative requirements" quite a bit. Would anyone be able to give us some direction on which legislative requirements are being referred to, and/or where we can find them?

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

It refers to the Food Safety legislation in your country where you operate. 

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

Legislative requirements would be laws that have been enacted in your location that would place requirements on your facility.  Obviously, each country/territory/state/government unit would have their own legislative requirements, which would be found in that region's government resources.  That term could also cover regulations that government agencies may promulgate.

 

You should also know the laws and regulations in countries where your product would be sold.

 

You are from Canada, so you would look at the resource that pertains to your facility's location for the legislative requirements that are imposed on you.

 

In many countries, these are on websites, but they would also be published in some kind of book form and maintained in the government's law library.

 

The BRC standards can't tell you where to look, because everyone would have a different place, but I'm sure that the agency that inspects you could direct you to the proper location.

 

Many governments publish proposed agency regulations before they are imposed, so knowing where they are published and following that is a good way to stay ahead of changes that will impact your business.  It's good to have someone who knows about how these laws and regulations work to keep track of this, as well as proposed changes in countries where you will be sending/selling your products.

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

It refers to the Food Safety legislation in your country where you operate. 

 

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That's the short and good answer.  I tend to over-explain.

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:55 PM

Legislative requirements would be laws that have been enacted in your location that would place requirements on your facility.  Obviously, each country/territory/state/government unit would have their own legislative requirements, which would be found in that region's government resources.  That term could also cover regulations that government agencies may promulgate.

 

You should also know the laws and regulations in countries where your product would be sold.

 

You are from Canada, so you would look at the resource that pertains to your facility's location for the legislative requirements that are imposed on you.

 

In many countries, these are on websites, but they would also be published in some kind of book form and maintained in the government's law library.

 

The BRC standards can't tell you where to look, because everyone would have a different place, but I'm sure that the agency that inspects you could direct you to the proper location.

 

Many governments publish proposed agency regulations before they are imposed, so knowing where they are published and following that is a good way to stay ahead of changes that will impact your business.  It's good to have someone who knows about how these laws and regulations work to keep track of this, as well as proposed changes in countries where you will be sending/selling your products.

 

Martha

 

Super helpful! Thank you!



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:35 PM

Luckily for you TNA180 the CFIA website http://www.inspectio...3/1297965645317 has a lot of great informative tools that help you out. It's really broken down in perfect English and not obscure and leave it up to interpretation like the FDA website.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

RG3s link is good if you are federally regulated but if your product is only sold in Ontario you may be under provincial regulations. I am less familiar with those but they have a web site as well.  http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/

 

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

Please allow me to add to all these recommendations that you also have to consider the type of product you are producing. For example Meat and Poultry you can refer to the Manual of Procedures where as if you are in the Cheese industry you must refer to the Dairy Establishment Inspection Manual and there is also one for Fish and Sea Food.

I hope this Helps.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

and there is also one for Fish and Sea Food.

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For Fish and Seafood it is called Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance 4th Ed. April 2011



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

Luckily for you TNA180 the CFIA website http://www.inspectio...3/1297965645317 has a lot of great informative tools that help you out. It's really broken down in perfect English and not obscure and leave it up to interpretation like the FDA website.

LOL... I was just thinking the same thing.

Other countries, like Canada and Great Briton, have great web resources to help interpret and understand their respective codes. I actually visit them sometimes to help figure out what FDA is wanting.

FDA is very ambiguous and confusing.  It's like they don't want to help you figure out what to do to meet code.

 

Ahhh, I feel better now. :-)

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

Please allow me to add to all these recommendations that you also have to consider the type of product you are producing. For example Meat and Poultry you can refer to the Manual of Procedures where as if you are in the Cheese industry you must refer to the Dairy Establishment Inspection Manual and there is also one for Fish and Sea Food.

I hope this Helps.

Regards,

Paul.

 

Hi Paul,

 

Thank you very much for this information. We actually manufacture products used for baking purposes. Would you be able to direct me to a link or manual that meets this criteria?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

Hi Paul,

 

Thank you very much for this information. We actually manufacture products used for baking purposes. Would you be able to direct me to a link or manual that meets this criteria?

 

Thanks!

 

Assuming still in Canada, this may (guessing) be the closest approximation -

 

http://www.inspectio...24966018?chap=0

(see sec.1.1.4)

 

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