Other Industry Resources & Links

The following industry resources, regarding business and food system development, have proved to be helpful in small to medium food processing businesses.

Industry Resource Description
British Columbia Food Safety & Sanitation Plan Requirements These regulatory changes require B.C. food processors to develop, maintain and follow a written Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based food safety plan and sanitation plan.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration HACCP Guidance HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
Canada Revenue Agency Registering your business Businesses that have simple registration requirements can register for a business number using the Business Registration Online (BRO) service.
BC Registries and Online Services All registrations of businesses, not-for-profit societies, cooperatives, personal property and manufactured homes are administered and supported by BC Registries and Online Services.
FIOSA/MIOSA The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the Health and Safety Association for Manufacturers and Food Processors in BC.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Mitigating risks to food safety is the CFIA’s highest priority, and the health and safety of Canadians is the driving force behind the design and development of CFIA programs.
Can-Trace Can-Trace is a collaborative and open initiative committed to the development of traceability standards for all food products sold in Canada.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada We help Canadian farmers and businesses produce the best possible food and agriculture products. Through our programs and services we support innovation, sustainable farming, business development, managing risk, trade and market development.
BDC We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.
SGS Canada We partner with you to offer independent services that will help you reduce risk, streamline your processes and operate in a more sustainable manner.
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