This month’s reSOURCE will be focused on Back to School! This past month we have been blogging the basics of each of our departments – regulatory, graphics and fulfillment. These 101’s will give you the basic list of what you need to know in regards to getting your product into the Canadian market.

CANADIAN FOOD PACKAGING 101

Labelling requirements in Canada are highly regulated to ensure clarity for consumers and consistency in the marketplace. Ultimately they are in place to ensure the health and safety of all Canadians. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of these regulations, and can differ significantly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

» Click here to learn more about labelling requirements in Canada

IMPORTATION 101

Canada’s functional foods and natural health product industry is growing exponentially year over year, and now is the time to reach new and exciting markets. The demand is growing, but what do you need to get your product imported into Canada?

» View our step by step guide on how to import commercial goods into Canada

GET PUMPED ON PUMPKIN!

Pumpkin season is fast approaching, and there’s no better time than now to celebrate! Whether it be pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soups and the ever present pumpkin spice latte (not sure of the health benefits on that one), the signature squash harvested in the fall is jammed with health benefits.

» View our list of 5 health benefits of eating pumpkin

UPCOMING EVENTS & APPEARANCES

We are so thrilled to be visiting three of the largest industry trade shows in North America this month. Not only do these shows provide us with the opportunity to experience and research many new exciting products and markets, but they also allow us the chance to meet up with existing and potential clients in person.

» View show details and dates

The Safe Food for Canadians Act is legislation that combines the ideas in multiple acts into a single act. This path will create a modern outcome-based food safety system to help protect Canadians from food-borne illness. The strategy will align the food safety systems with trading partners, particularly the United States, and provided certification services for foods destined for export.

The new legislation will require companies participating in import, export and inter-provincial trade to apply for a licence and maintain a preventive food safety plan. Traceability records and plans must be in place for all manufacturers and other regulated parties to permit the effective removal of potentially unsafe food from the Canadian market. These changes encourage food producers to become accountable for the safety of the food they sell in Canada.

The Safe Food for Canadians Act cannot be brought into force until the new regulations are created. The Canadian government is currently working on drafting those regulations. Ultimately you are responsible for the safety of your food. Developing and effectively implementing your preventive food safety and traceability plan will help you control food safety hazards and prevent unexpected surprises, such as recalls.

» Contact us for all your food safety and traceablility needs today!

CONTACT US

Source Nutraceutical knows the ins and outs of the Canadian regulations for all consumer products. Contact us today (regulatory@sourcenutra.ca) and let us help you make the regulations work
for your products.

Whatever your regulatory, packaging and/or fulfillment needs are- contact Source Nutraceutical today to learn how we can help you achieve brand success and market penetration in 2015 (info@sourcenutra.ca).

Source Nutraceutical, Inc. is your “one-stop-solution” for strategic consulting, regulatory compliance, clinical trials, graphic design, bilingual labelling and importation and fulfillment services for foods, natural health products, cosmetics, medical devices and pharmaceutical products in Canada. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your products to market quickly, compliantly and cost effectively.

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