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Opinion Regulation
December 7, 2017  

The new label blues

Get ready for more food labelling changes

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November 30, 2017  

Humane societies release new code of practice for veal cattle

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies says the new animal welfare commitments have buy-in from industry and will improve the quality of life for veal cattle in Canada

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November 29, 2017  

UBC researchers can tell what else might be in your ground meat

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a technique that can easily and quickly identify if there are unwanted animal products in ground meat and in what concentration

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November 14, 2017  

DNA doesn’t lie: new technology authenticates food ingredients

A University of Guelph professor is helping food manufacturers verify whether their products contain adulterated ingredients or not

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November 13, 2017  

Shipping without the worry and stress

Old Dominion offers a simplified transborder shipping process with a single-point of contact

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November 10, 2017  

BC privacy commissioner says chicken catching company can’t surveil employees

While animal advocacy group Mercy For Animals is calling on more video surveillance on farms and slaughterhouses in Canada, BC’s privacy commissioner says it’s not the solution and often unlawful

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November 6, 2017  

Canopy Growth and Constellation Brands finalize partnership

Constellation Brands has invested $245 million in Canopy Growth; the two firms could launch cannabis-based beverages when and if it’s legal to do so

News Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Regulation
October 20, 2017  

Sodium reduction consultation

Health Canada is calling for information to develop a sodium reduction strategy for foodservice

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October 11, 2017  

Ontario greenhouse cucumbers making a splash in Asia

Pilot shipments of Ontario greenhouse cucumbers have made their way to Asia after two years of developing market initiatives

Opinion Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Food Safety Packaging Regulation
October 10, 2017  

20 years of writing for Food in Canada – Part 2

The consolidation of federal food legislation begins the cycle for the next two decades of food in Canada

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
October 10, 2017  

Sue the CFIA for its negligence? Good luck

If the CFIA’s negligence causes economic loss, can the injured food company obtain compensation through litigation?

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September 15, 2017  

Food recall effectiveness

Food safety expert, Ron Wasik, offers an overview of approaches to enhance food recall effectiveness

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September 15, 2017  

20 years of writing for Food in Canada – Part I

Regular columnist and regulatory guru, Gary Gnirss, dishes on how Canadian food regulations and the food industry have changed over the last 20 years

News Meat &Poultry Food In Canada Food Safety Regulation
August 22, 2017  

Up to 20% of packaged sausages in Canada are mislabelled: study

A study from the University of Guelph has found that packaged sausages labelled as containing one meat type often contain others as well

Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
August 8, 2017  

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

Opinion Health & Wellness Food Trends Regulation
August 8, 2017  

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

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July 20, 2017  

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

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July 18, 2017  

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

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July 4, 2017  

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

Opinion Packaging Regulation
June 7, 2017  

The name game: Labelling & the IPPB

Labelling practices for “Identity and principal place of business” (IPPB) are due for modernization

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
June 7, 2017  

Questionable assumptions in the SFCR

Estimates made in CG1 will impact the CFIA’s ability to carry out its mandate

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May 29, 2017  

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

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May 18, 2017  

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.

Opinion Seafood Packaging Regulation
May 4, 2017  

Fishy food labelling

Seafood labelling in Canada was a recent focus of

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May 4, 2017  

Happy birthday, CFIA

The 20th anniversary of the Canadian Food Inspection  Agency

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April 9, 2017  

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.

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April 9, 2017  

SFCR and food safety – Part II

This month I’ll continue to look at some of

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Packaging Regulation
April 9, 2017  

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.

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April 9, 2017  

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?

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April 9, 2017  

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

Opinion Regulation
March 7, 2017  

Driving Change

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Opinion Regulation
March 7, 2017  

Fettering discretion

A cautionary reminder for regulators and their ministers

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
March 7, 2017  

The food safety focus of SFCA

Food safety concerns contained in the Safe Food for Canadians Act

Opinion Regulation
February 8, 2017  

The future of food labelling

Redefining food labelling compliance rolls

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January 23, 2017  

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

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January 13, 2017  

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