Final reminder: You need a licence to import manufactured foods into Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food import notice to remind importers that on February 12, 2024, the CFIA will activate the automatic verification of Safe Food for Canadians licences (SFC licences) for imports of manufactured foods. Food import transactions will be automatically rejected unless a valid licence number is declared.

If you import manufactured foods, visit Importing food with a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence to learn how to prepare for automatic licence verification, including checking to make sure your current licence is not expired.

For questions about applying for or amending an SFC licence, visit My CFIA or call 1-800-442-2342.