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You can’t afford to risk food safety

Enterprise Solutions

A food safety incident can have a crippling impact on your company. Just one employee not washing their hands properly can poison thousands. The Canadian Institute of Food Safety delivers:

  • compliance with food safety laws
  • an exceptional online certification experience
  • ongoing support, resources and development

Trusted and recommended in Canada

Discover some of the companies that rely on CIFS to deliver their food safety training.

Booster Juice
Boston Pizza
Courtyard by Marriott
Dairy Queen
Shoppers Drug Mart
Swiss Chalet
The Keg
Tim Hortons

Food safety laws and requirements

Federal legislation 

Health Canada is responsible for establishing policies and setting food safety standards for food businesses. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing these policies and standards.

The following are federal acts and regulations related to food safety in Canada: 

  • Food and Drug Act 
  • Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
  • Canada Agricultural Products Act 
  • Safe Food for Canadians Act 

Certification requirements

Food Handler certification requirements are set and enforced at a provincial and municipal level. You’ll need to have a clear understanding of specific food safety laws in your province to ensure you and your staff are certified correctly.

What happens if you don’t comply?

Cancelled food permit

Your food permit may be suspended or cancelled, closing your business.


For serious breaches, employees, proprietors, managers and directors may be charged - even jailed.

Significant fines

Each offence committed may result in fines totalling tens of thousands of dollars. 

Public record

Your business may be included in a food safety 'Name & Shame' list available to the public.

Inventory confiscation

When public health is at risk, your business may have food seized and destroyed. 

Brand and reputation damage

Your business may struggle to recover its reputation if the media reports a food safety incident.

Stay compliant with CIFS

Easy student management

Our online corporate portal allows bulk enrolment, progress checks and invoice review.

Flexible training

With short interactive course modules, online training can be worked into a day-to-day work routine.

National compliance

Our nationally-recognized training is approved to meet all Canadian food safety laws. 

1-on-1 support

A dedicated Account Manager will provide your staff with priority support throughout their certification.

Ongoing learning as CIFS Members

A complimentary CIFS Membership equips employees with additional food safety resources.

Health Inspector-ready credentials

All employees who complete training receive a certificate that's approved Canada-wide.