Food In Canada


Gary Gnirss

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

    Doing better by doing less: The new food law

    July 24, 2012 by Gary Gnirss

    Recent changes to the Food and Drugs Act could lighten the load for Health Canada, a move that will hopefully benefit food producers

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: On the Label

    December 18, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    Front of packaging labelling (FOP) is a voluntary practice of essentially highlighting the nutritional characteristics of a food product, and includes the use of logos and symbols. It’s like a modern day heads up display on food packages and point

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: Adios Trans Fat

    December 17, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. British Columbia is cranking up the heat on trans fat. Within B.C.’s Public Health Act there is a provision to regulate “health impediments.” Impediment number-1 has become trans fats,

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: The Big O: Organics

    December 9, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    It’s like a true coming of age story. National Organic Products Regulations, 2009, came into effect June 30, 2009. This article looks at a few organic facts and myths. History: The journey towards national organic regulations was long. And in

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: Understanding Probiotics

    October 30, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    In April 2009 Health Canada unveiled its guidance document The Use of Probiotic Microorganisms in Food. This new guidance on probiotics has been several years in the making. It’s a bit of a catch up for Health Canada, as probiotic

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: Greening the Label

    October 29, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    The point is, ladies and gentleman, that green, for lack of a better word, is good. Green is right, green works. Green clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Green, in all of its forms; green

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  • Opinion

    Regulatory Affairs: Where has all the “light” gone?

    October 29, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    Once in the limelight, “light” claims on food labels shine no more. Why, in the good old days there was a “light” on everything – light in fat, light in calories, light in carbohydrates, and so on. It was a

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  • Opinion

    Where has all the “light” gone?

    April 21, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    Once in the limelight, “light” claims on food labels shine no more. Why, in the good old days there was a “light” on everything – light in fat, light in calories, light in carbohydrates, and so on. It was a

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  • Opinion

    Mother “Natural” versus Canada

    March 30, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    If the foods in Mother Nature’s garden are “natural,” would not organic foods be “natural” as well? In Canada the answer is “not necessarily so.” What then makes a food “natural?” A search of Canadian food laws finds legislation in

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