Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever! And we all know this applies to food and the safety of your consumers, your health and your family. Understanding date markings on pre-packaged products helps everyone better understand the label. Depending on the type of product; Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires different kinds of date markings. The most common..
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Can you tell if a food is healthy just by looking the front of its packaging? Do you know if your favourite Canadian pre-packaged foods are high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat? Due to pending regulatory changes, this may be easier to do in the near future! Health Canada is proposing to implement new..
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You may remember our Industry Bulletin (December 2016); summarizing Health Canada's publication of updated Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours, in Canada Gazette, Part II. These changes to nutrition labelling align with the launch of Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy in the fall of 2016. Health Canada recognizes that..
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Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in the Canadian diet, and are found in a wide assortment of foods. There are two main types of PHOs: fully hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Consuming trans fats has been shown to increase risk of heart disease. Some trans fats can..
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