Yes, CFIA, safe food is the priority but it’s not your only job
The CFIA has a clear legislative mandate to help the commercial interests of Canadian industry
The new Canada’s Food Guide
If all goes according to plan, Health Canada will unveil the newest edition of Canada’s Food Guide in early 2018
Canadians want food companies to stop animal abuse
A new poll from NRG Research Group says Canadian consumers want animals, such as broiler chickens, to be treated better from genetic selection to slaughter
Canada to further reduce the use of antimicrobials in chicken
The Canadian chicken industry has stopped using Category I antibiotics and is now looking to eliminate Category II antimicrobials of human importance
CFIA wants feedback from stakeholders
The CFIA wants to hear what stakeholders have to say about food safety, meat inspection and certification, animal health and plant health
The name game: Labelling & the IPPB
Labelling practices for “Identity and principal place of business” (IPPB) are due for modernization
Questionable assumptions in the SFCR
Estimates made in CG1 will impact the CFIA’s ability to carry out its mandate
Federal government launches online consultations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada wants Canadians to participate in a survey to help shape A Food Policy for Canada
Which province scored an A in the first-ever food report card?
The Conference Board of Canada has released Canada’s Food Report Card: Provincial Performance, a report that assesses each province’s food systems and food sectors.
Fishy food labelling
Seafood labelling in Canada was a recent focus of…
Happy birthday, CFIA
The 20th anniversary of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency…
Canadian governments finalize the Canadian Free Trade Agreement
Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments have concluded negotiations on a new Canadian Free Trade Agreement they say will help expand businesses and increase economic growth across the country.
SFCR and food safety – Part II
This month I’ll continue to look at some of…
The flavour in food labelling modernization
The flavour of food must be appealing in order to sell a product. But it’s not too often we get to sample food before we buy. Instead, the principal means of communicating flavours on a packaged consumer food is via its label.
More cheese, please
Flavourful artisanal cheese production continues to improve in Canada, but with import quantities about to rise, how will the industry handle the challenges of CETA?
Filling the growing labour gap
More changes are on the way to foreign worker programs, but the food processing industry is calling for a more permanent solution to its ongoing labour shortage
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
A cautionary reminder for regulators and their ministers
The food safety focus of SFCA
Food safety concerns contained in the Safe Food for Canadians Act
The future of food labelling
Redefining food labelling compliance rolls
Government proposes new food safety rules
The proposed changes would put a greater emphasis on preventing food safety risks for all foods imported into Canada or sold across provinces
New Saskatchewan regulations to protect livestock health
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture livestock programs will soon begin requiring applicants to have a Premises Identification number to participate
CFIA proposes animal transportation regulation changes
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s draft amendments were published in the Canada Gazette in December
Health Canada making food labelling amendments
Regulation changes are expected to make the Nutrition Facts table and list of ingredients on packaged foods easier for Canadians to use and understand
Front-of-packaging nutrition labelling
Health Canada is turning up the heat on healthy…
Another victory for anti-science? Mandatory labelling of GE food
The United States has just adopted another policy that…
Fueling the agri-food economic engine
Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently working together to develop the next Agricultural Policy Framework
Let’s make the week of Oct. 10 Agri-food Week
Is food labelling getting smarter?
There is an insatiable appetite by consumers to better know the food they eat. How much info should be on the label?
Tracking Progress on Canada’s Food Performance: How are we doing?
The Conference Board of Canada unveils a comparison of food performance by province
Canada’s food strategy: Now what?
Let’s ensure the food industry will succeed when export development opportunities arise
Food Lawyers: A brief retrospective
With the growth of food law in the last 20 years has come an explosion in media attention to food issues
The bitter and sweet on sugar labelling
The U.S. has recently finalized rule making on nutrition…
Regulatory Labelling: Protect Your Business
RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 8 Sometimes brand owners make…
Canadian food regulations are very prescriptive and prohibitive on…
Prudent use of antibiotics in animal production
While the medical community recognizes that the emergence and…