Fisheries Safety Association
Training Program for the Seafood Processing Industry
Based on CFIA Schedule I & II Requirements
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is
currently implementing revisions to the inspection
process relating to requirements under Schedule I & II
of the Fish Inspection Regulations. These changes have
been causing considerable concern and uncertainty for
seafood processors. In an effort to improve awareness
and education on this subject, the NS Fisheries Sector
Council (NSFSC) in conjunction with the National Seafood
Sector Council (NSSC) will produce a training program
for industry’s use. The materials developed will assist
seafood processors to be better prepared for future CFIA
Compliance Verifications. The training program will
provide the seafood processing sector with a module to
better prepare them for CFIA inspections.
The module will assist the industry:
Fully understand the Schedule I & II
requirements, including pest control requirements.
Perform self audits within the facility
to assess compliance.
Develop corrective action plans and
Understand what is acceptable and
unacceptable via in-plant reviews and assessments.
By providing examples of the best
practices and products to solve problems and help plants
to remain and/or become compliant.
To better understand the CFIA enforcement