Canada - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards 2016


Report Highlights: The Safe Food for Canadians Act implementing regulations, which simplify and consolidate the authorities under previous acts regulating food, are expected to be published in Gazette Part I in early 2017, at which time a public comment period will begin. Food and Drug Regulations - Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours were published in Canada Gazette, Part II on December 14, 2016. On June 13, 2015, Health Canada proposed changes to the nutrition labelling regulations of the Food and Drug Regulations in the Canada Gazette Part I. Health Canada launched pre-consultations on “front of package” nutrition labelling with comments due by January 13, 2017. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) moved into its third phase of consultations on key proposals to modernize the food labeling system with stakeholder comments due by February 28, 2017. There have also been developments in provincial liquor policies in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta.

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