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This month’s reSOURCE summarizes content we’ve blogged about since our Autumn 2018 issue, including: Holiday Wishes from our Team to yours, Safe Foods for Canadians Act changes, Site Licensing and more! This Holiday 2018 issue will help keep your Industry Awareness away from the Naughty List!


Safe Food for Canadians Act – DEADLINE

The countdown is on for the New Year! But also for January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations’ (SFCR) effective date.

» Learn more about interpreting the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations and how to implement the requirements


Don’t be Caught on the NAUGHTY naughty listLIST

Did you know that undeclared allergens remain one of the main reasons for product recalls-milk being the most forgotten to list in Canada in 2018? Make an ingredient list and check it twice! The elves at Source are ready to help you unwrap all the tinsel, garland, and wrap around the regulations to get your labels in compliance and get them to shine in your stocking, under the tree and on the shelf.

» Be on your nicest behaviour and learn to lower the risk of your product being pulled from store shelf or not entering the destined market.


Finished Product Testing and Stability Testing

All products that are released for sale on the Canadian market must be tested for safety and quality. Testing on finished products complements the controls employed during the manufacturing and importing processes and is a Health Canada mandatory requirement. Does your product meet the criteria?

» Read more about finished product testing and potential stability testing needs



America is Soy Into Plant-Based Beverages

Is soymilk a milk or is it not? Carol Carol T Culhane, PHEc, MBA; President of International Food Focus Ltd. explores the history, progress and perspectives on the evolving regulations surrounding fortified plant-based beverages.

» Read more about Carol’s helpful insights



IMPORTING NHPS: Site Licensing

Did you know that 71% of Canadians have used natural health products like vitamins and minerals, herbal products, and homeopathic medicines? Companies must hold a site in order to be allowed to import natural health products (NHPs) in Canada.

» Unsure if your product needs to be addressed? Read more



Warmest Wishes

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to extend our thanks and warmest wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

» Cheers to another year of Success. All the best in 2019!



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

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