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  • CCI has been retained by Waterloo Brewing to obtain Cannabis Licence

    January 18, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario has partnered with Waterloo Brewing to help them obtain their Research and standard Processing Licence to develop cannabis-infused beverages. “CCI is working with Waterloo Brewing on the early stages of the application process and we

  • Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations a positive step

    January 15, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    The coming into force today of the Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations is a positive step in the modernization of Canada’s food safety regulatory regime, according to the Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition. Since the industry-based Coalition was

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    New Canadian food regulations are now in force

    January 15, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in force. These regulations require most food businesses to have a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial boundaries. Read the tips for a smooth Safe

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    Health Canada upholds Glysophate decision after concluding review

    January 11, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Health Canada announced today that its final decision on glysophate will stand following a review the agency began in 2017. Following the release of the Department’s final re-evaluation decision on glyphosate in 2017, Health Canada received eight notices of objection. There have

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    CFIA notice: SFCR Manufacturer’s Declaration Form discontinuation

    December 27, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Effective January 15, 2019, the Manufacturer’s Declaration Form (CFIA/ACIA 5280) will be discontinued. The CFIA will be issuing the Certificate of Free Sale (CFIA/ACIA 5786) if a certificate or trade document is required for the export of manufactured foods (products

  • Gluten-free certification adds plant-based to meet consumer trends

    December 17, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    TheAllergen Control Group (ACG)(a BRC Global Standards company), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), have announced the formation of two food-industry stakeholder working groups to support the development and launch of the first internationally recognized and voluntary Plant-Based Certification Program (PBCP).  A limited

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    Safe Food for Canadians Licences now available for food businesses

    December 17, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Food business owners across Canada can now apply for a licence under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by accessing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s online portal, My CFIA.  Food business owners are encouraged to apply for a licence now in

  • CanadaGAP announces Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2019

    December 13, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    CanadaGAP  has announced its Stakeholder Advisory Committee members for 2019. The volunteer committee serves a technical advisory role to the CanAgPlus Board of Directors, meets annually and holds teleconferences as needed. The Committee’s role is to: Review updates to the

  • McDonald’s announces policy to eliminate overuse of antibiotics in beef

    December 12, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    McDonald’s has become the first major fast food chain to establish a comprehensive policy to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain. McDonald’s is the world’s largest burger chain and the single largest purchaser of beef in

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    USMCA costs Canada sovereignty in ag policy, critics warn

    December 5, 2018 by Kristy Nudds

    Changes to Canadian dairy supply management in the final text of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement give up oversight of the system to the U.S., Canada’s dairy farmer group warns. The trade deal, signed Nov. 30 in Buenos Aires by Prime Minister Justin