Food In Canada

Government makes changes to Canada’s beer standards

May 2, 2019   Food in Canada

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Canada’s beer standards just became a little more flexible after changes announced by the government.

The Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) outline specific requirements for products to be labelled, packaged, sold, and advertised as beer in Canada. The changes to the FDR allow Canadian businesses more flexibility in what they use to make beer and how they do it.

The new regulations provides clarity on what constitutes standardized beer. Brewers are now able to develop new products by using new ingredients and flavouring preparations while maintaining the integrity of beer. Also, beer labels must declare food allergens, gluten sources, or added sulphites.

 

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