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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:09 PM

Hello, we ship cherries in a SO2 brine solution in 1000 pound totes to a Canadian company for further processing. The totes are labeled with our company info, the product description, weight and grade. Once loaded into the truck, which is then sealed, all paperwork goes with the driver to its destination. Our SQF auditor wants to know if we are in compliance with CFIA labeling. I have already contacted CFIA, but no reply yet. FYI, we have been doing this for over 20 years now with no problems. Any thoughts?



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:21 PM

I'm assuming you're using a broker?


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

http://www.inspectio...2?chap=16#s4c16

 

This is the CFIA requirement for shipping containers

 

 

Unfortunetly, CFIA isn't great at getting back in a timely fashion


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

I'm assuming you're using a broker?

Yes, we are



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

If you need an answer to satisfy SQF today, use the link I posted and/or contact your broker----they are paid to ensure things cross effciently and a large part of that is making sure product is labelled correctly


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

http://www.inspectio...2?chap=16#s4c16

 

This is the CFIA requirement for shipping containers

 

 

Unfortunetly, CFIA isn't great at getting back in a timely fashion

 

I have seen this, looks like we are only missing the registration number



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:49 PM

If you need an answer to satisfy SQF today, use the link I posted and/or contact your broker----they are paid to ensure things cross effciently and a large part of that is making sure product is labelled correctly

 

Ok, thanks....looking at what you gave me, we don't need the registration number, because it is not a Canadian product



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

CFIA website is easier to navigate than FDA or USDA so usually if you google something you'll get to the right page


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

So, what it comes down to, is that you don't know if you are in compliance with the labeling requirements for Canada.  

 

Even though a broker may be involved, it is the supplier/shipper that has the responsiblity for CFIA labeling.

 

Follow Scampi's link and get it done because you will have two mark offs on your audit and how is it that your auditor is asking for this in advance?


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

So, what it comes down to, is that you don't know if you are in compliance with the labeling requirements for Canada.  

 

Even though a broker may be involved, it is the supplier/shipper that has the responsiblity for CFIA labeling.

 

Follow Scampi's link and get it done because you will have two mark offs on your audit and how is it that your auditor is asking for this in advance?

The audit was 2 weeks ago before I started working for this company. According to Scampi's link we are in compliance, now we have the correct information to prove it, thanks



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for the clarify.  


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