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Some of your business activities may require a licence, while others may not. Find out if your business requires a licence by answering a few simple questions. It only takes about 5 minutes. The specific sections of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) that outline the requirements are indicated where applicable.
General exemptions from the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are:
[SFCR: 20(1); 21; 23(1), (a)-(c), (d)(i) and (e)]