Food In Canada


Gary Gnirss

Gary Gnirss
Gary is a partner and president of Legal Suites, Inc., specializing in regulatory software and services
  • Opinion

    Is food labelling getting smarter?

    October 11, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    There is an insatiable appetite by consumers to better know the food they eat. How much info should be on the label?

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  • Opinion

    Food irradition: A historical perspective

    September 26, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    The story of food irradiation is enshrouded in misconceptions, despite the safety of such foods being overwhelmingly supported by decades of research

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  • Opinion

    The bitter and sweet on sugar labelling

    August 16, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    The U.S. has recently finalized rule making on nutrition labelling. By July 26, 2018 manufacturers with food sales of $10 million or more will need to comply with the new rules. Others have until July 26, 2019. In contrast, nutrition

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  • Opinion

    Supplemented foods

    June 8, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    Canadian food regulations are very prescriptive and prohibitive on the matter of fortification with vitamins, mineral and amino acids. Such matters are governed by the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), which outright prohibits the addition of these nutrients to food,

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  • Opinion

    Seeing through labelling transparency

    May 9, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.” It’s

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  • Opinion

    The heat on Canada’s food guide

    April 11, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    Canada’s senators, not the hockey team, have recently come out of the closet with their view of Canada’s Food Guide. The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology looked at the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada. The

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  • Opinion

    A country with “original” labelling

    March 14, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    Food labelling modernization in Canada has many fronts. Nutrition and ingredient labelling have received much of the attention thus far. Less well known are the many other label features – like common name, dealer name and address, best before dates,

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  • Opinion

    The belly and the brain

    February 10, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    The quote, “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside,” has been credited to Mark Twain. There is, however, no credible evidence that the famous author

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  • Opinion

    A natural revolution

    December 8, 2015 by Gary Gnirss

    What does “natural” mean in relation to a food? That is a question that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also wondering. This past November, the FDA reached out for comments from interested stakeholders. “Natural” is a seemingly

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  • Opinion

    The “skinny” on nutrition labelling

    October 16, 2015 by Gary Gnirss

    Both Canada and the U.S. are in the midst of revising how nutrition information will be presented on a food label

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