Cutting red tape for food trade in Lloydminster through pilot program - Retail Council of Canada
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Cutting red tape for food trade in Lloydminster through pilot program

January 24, 2023

The Alberta and Saskatchewan governments and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are partnering to remove barriers to the interprovincial food trade in Lloydminster.

As a city split by the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, food trade issues have been a long-time concern in Lloydminster. The two-year pilot aims to find a solution that could help Lloydminster and similar border towns throughout Canada.

Federal regulations govern interprovincial food trade and commerce in Canada. To trade interprovincially, even within the city of Lloydminster, food businesses must comply with the provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and its regulations. Under the pilot program, these regulations will remain in effect but the hope is that the pilot’s two-year timeline will give time to collect data and inform long-term solutions.

For questions or more information contact

John Graham
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)
jgraham@retailcouncil.org
204 926-8624


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