Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Canadian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

What's the difference between a Food Safety Program and Plan?

A Food Safety Program is a set of procedures that a food business has in place in order to prevent food hazards and risks in the business. A Food Safety plan is written documents that detail potential hazards and risks in a food business and corrective actions to take should those occur.

A Food Safety Program is the implementation of the Food Safety Plan in the business.