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…
Seeing through labelling transparency
“It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal…
The heat on Canada’s food guide
Canada’s senators, not the hockey team, have recently come…
Canada’s food strategy: Now is the time
I have spoken a lot about the development of…
A country with “original” labelling
Food labelling modernization in Canada has many fronts. Nutrition…
Have your pot and eat it too
The government plan to legalize marijuana should bring a deluge of bud-related food products
The belly and the brain
The quote, “Part of the secret of success in…
Think we need to separate science and politics? Think again
Here’s a little true story I’ve used with my…
FoodMinds infographic shows evolution of U.S. dietary guidelines
Following the release of the new U.S. dietary guidelines, Chicago-based FoodMinds LLC did a word content analysis of the guidelines since 1980
A natural revolution
What does “natural” mean in relation to a food?…
The “skinny” on nutrition labelling
Both Canada and the U.S. are in the midst of revising how nutrition information will be presented on a food label
Canada announces new initiatives for supply-managed producers
Programs aim to support supply-managed producers and processors throughout the implementation of the TPP and the Canada-EU Trade Agreement
Allergen and precautionary allergen labelling makeover
Not overwhelmed with regulatory modernization yet? Don’t be disappointed.…
New regulations to protect pollinators take effect July 1, 2015
After hearing from stakeholders, Ontario’s proposed regulations to protect pollinators will come into effect July 1. The new regs call for a reduction in the number of acres with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 80% by 2017.
Canada files request to impose $3 billion worth of tariffs on U.S.
Government asks WTO to authorize punitive measures against U.S. goods
CFIA, FDA to establish joint food safety plan by the fall
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working on a joint food safety system to ensure comparable outcomes and reduce duplication
CFIA, taking a break from all their worries!
The CFIA and Canadian food labelling
Health Canada wants to minimize antimicrobial resistance
Health Canada is stepping up its efforts to encourage prudent use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals
Soya say it’s healthy, eh?
A look at Health Canada’s “Proposal to Accept a Health Claim about Soy Products and Cholesterol Lowering”
Regulatory Myths – Part II
Myth number 2: Quantitative Risk Benefit Analysis has significantly improved regulation making.
Who cares about French translation?
An American brand owner planning to launch in the…
To gluten and beyond!
Canadian regulations allow gluten claim
Regulatory Myths – Part I
Myth number-1: the fewer regulations the better.