Recently, the CFIA announced an amendment to the timelines in for the implementation of the new Nutrition Facts Table (NFT) regulations. They have issued the following statement:
While the end of the transition period for the amendments will remain December 14, 2021, the CFIA will focus its efforts on education and compliance promotion for the first year (until December 14, 2022). After December 14, 2022, the CFIA will verify compliance and apply enforcement discretion in cases of non-compliance where regulated parties have a detailed plan that shows how they intend to meet the new requirements at the earliest possible time, and no later than December 14, 2023.
While they say they will focus their efforts on education and compliance promotion for the first year they do not say that they will absolutely not apply ‘punitive action’ after December 14, 2021.
Source Nutraceutical recommends that remaining off of Health Canada/CFIA radar is a proactive step, and will ensure you won’t have any issues pertaining to not following the new NFT and ingredient declaration guidelines within the required time period.