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globalmx41

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:44 PM

Hello, 

 

My company wants to import vegetable  oil from Canada, the biggest question that I have is  if the Canadian company is inspected and approved by CFIA do I need to ask for  other certification like BRC or SQF, 

 

 

 Thank you!



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

As the customer, that's up to you!

 

CFIA will issue export paperwork if the Canadian company is working within the regulations that they are required too

 

 

I may be biased, but I believe Canadians products have a high safety level across the board! So a 3rd party audit may not be of much value to you


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:33 PM

CFIA's certification is good, we recently changed  our rules and regulation to better harmonize with the FDA!

However, I would still ask for a GFSI certification. Unless you deal with a broker that takes care of import, you would be responsible for the product in the USA (see FSVP -Foreign supplier verification program)

 

The GFSI certification would add a layer of safety and a bunch of the work would already be done by the supplier.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:48 PM

US and Canada have equivalent food inspection system.

 

https://www.fda.gov/...afety-system-us

 

So if the potential supplier is already exporting their products to the US, then they will have the process in place.

 

Just to add: you may also want to verify labeling requirements (e.g GMOs, this is not mandatory here in Canada)


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