DRC Lunch and Learn at the OFT
Dispute Resolution Corporation: Compliance and Protection
Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements were being phased in over the following 12-30 months. Effective January 15, 2020 all SFCR requirements will apply to the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.
CFIA’s soft compliance for all requirements will cease and anyone operating in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector will be expected to be in full compliance. This includes holding a DRC membership.
It is important to be aware that Regulations Amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (AAAMP) were published in Canada Gazette II on April 9, 2019 and there is a direct link to a DRC membership.
A non-compliance to the SFCR requirement for a DRC membership falls under Item 6 of the AAAMP Regulations. This is classified as a serious non-compliance and the CFIA is able to issue an AAAMP of up to $10,000.
Join us to learn what’s new at DRC and initiatives underway to enhance the value of your membership.
The DRC’s core work is business-to-business commercial dispute resolution for fruit and vegetable transaction. Membership is more than good business and provides protection on your transactions as well as regulatory compliance.
This session is hosted by the Ontario Produce Marketing Association and will be held in the Market Garden Meeting Room at the Ontario Food Terminal. Email Dee, firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this session. Free for members. Lunch will be served during session.