BusinessNew Product Timeline
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The flowchart will explain the steps and timelines for launching new and existing menu items in Canada

New Product Menu Idea Timeline starts
Is it approved or does it exist in the US? 5-7 days
Is it compliant with Canadian regulatory requirements CFIA? 3-5 days
Can samples be shipped to Canada for restaurant cutting? 7-10days
Samples approved by Canada for promotion? 5-7days

Facility approval? 16-24 weeks Endorsement runs? 3rd party audits
Pricing and freight based on volumes 5 days
Lead-time information from Supplier, Forecast from Marketing 14-21 days
SPEQ request for Canada use Official Process 20-70 days