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Join the discussion: Health Canada seeks feedback on regulations for special dietary foods

By Food in Canada Staff   

Regulation Specialty Foods Editor pick Food and Drug Regulations Health Canada

Health Canada is seeking comments on a proposal to modernize the regulations for foods for special dietary use and infant foods, regulated under Divisions 24 and 25 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). This will inform the development of regulations for these foods.

Health Canada is seeking input from all interested stakeholders, including:

  • consumers;
  • industry stakeholders and associated organizations;
  • health professionals and associated organizations;
  • all levels of government;
  • academics and researchers; and
  • non-governmental organizations.

They’re seeking input on:

  • the proposed modernized framework;
  • the proposed requirements for infant formula, prepackaged human milk, medical foods, conventional infant foods, gluten-free foods, formulated nutritional foods and foods for use in weight reduction diets; and
  • the proposal for shortage provisions applicable to all foods for a special dietary purpose.

You ca either e-mail with your ideas or comments or send a letter with your ideas and input to: Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Mail stop 2203E, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9.


The input gathered through this process will be used to help develop regulations for these foods.

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