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Welcome to the
Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA)

Are you a food, beverage or ingredient manufacturer looking to export or expand into new markets, a buyer looking to source Canadian products or a consumer looking for that unique recipe then look no further the CFEA is here to help you with your needs.


CFEA is a voluntary non-profit industry association founded in September 1996 by a group of fourteen companies who felt the need for a resource focused on the enhancement of export efforts in the food and beverage industry, particularly (but not exclusively) on the part of small to medium-sized enterprises (SME's).  The mission of the organization is to:

  • Increase the profitable export sales of food, beverage and ingredient products.

  • Increase the number of small to medium-sized food, beverage and ingredient processors and manufacturers exporting.

  • Raise the international profile of Canadian food, beverage and ingredient products.

The CFEA takes pride in offering programs and services that contributes to the success of our members and clients export initiatives. The CFEA makes every effort to ensure our members and clients participate only in programs in markets that hold potential for them. If you are unsure if a market is the right fit for your company please reach out to us for guidance. Your success is important to us!

To learn more about the association click on the links above or contact the association directly (click on the contact link to see the various ways to get in touch with us). 

Please be advised that our association does NOT offer employment services for foreign workers. Should you receive an email claiming that our organization can assist you in obtaining visas, work permits, etc. it is NOT legitimate and you should report it to your local authorities. Do NOT send these people any money as they are defrauding you.


US Food and Drug Administration Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates; Issues Draft Guidance - the FDA is moving forward with implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, with the first major compliance dates beginning next month for large food facilities. While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the seven foundational rules. These changes are part of the FDA’s continuing efforts to make the rules as practical as possible while still protecting public health. The final rule addresses technical issues and better aligns compliance dates across the four rules. The provisions in the final FSMA rules remain unchanged, and the FDA also issued a new draft guidance to help industry to comply with certain requirements in the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.

The US FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply. Under the new rule, both domestic and foreign food facilities, for the first time, are required to complete and maintain a written food defense plan that assesses their potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination where the intent is to cause wide-scale public health harm. Facilities now have to identify and implement mitigation strategies to address these vulnerabilities, establish food defense monitoring procedures and corrective actions, verify that the system is working, ensure that personnel assigned to the vulnerable areas receive appropriate training and maintain certain records.


October 16-20, 2016 SIAL Exhibitor and Visitor Programs, Paris, France

November 7-9, 2016 Food Hotel China, Shanghai

November 10-12, 2016 Wine and Spirits Fair, Hong Kong

December 4-8, 2016 Trade Mission to the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia)

Click here to go to our Calendar page to see more upcoming events from around the world 

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