BULLETIN: FOP Labelling

BULLETIN: FOP Labelling

THIS JUST IN! Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling, as part of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, will be mandatory as of January 1, 2026 and the symbol is now finalized. The regulations with all details are set to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on July 20, 2022. The purpose of…
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Supplemented Food Regulations

Supplemented Food Regulations

There is a new pathway for your unique product! A regulatory framework to allow market access for supplemented foods without pre-market review and approval by Health Canada. Forget the Temporary Marketing Authorization! With the guidance of SNI’s regulatory team, your supplemented food product can be on Canadian shelves without further…
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Are your NFts Ready?

Are your NFts Ready?

In 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced new food labelling regulations. Recognizing the industry would need time to pivot, the CFIA allowed for a five-year transition phase, ending December 2021. As a result of additional challenges, an extra year was given before enforcement action would be applied, but…
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Widespread Food Inflation: In Canada and Beyond

Widespread Food Inflation: In Canada and Beyond

There is no denying that we've feeling the pinch when shopping for essentials--especially when managing a grocery budget. Both climate change and the pandemic are causing a rise in food prices across Canada. Over the past 12 months alone, food prices have gone up 2.7%, and are predicted to rise…
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Coming Soon: Safe Food for Canadians Import Requirements Change

Coming Soon: Safe Food for Canadians Import Requirements Change

The Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence program reached its second year in commission on January 15th, 2021. As the regulations are always progressing and changing, the next phase will be coming into effect as of March 15, 2021. Food imported into Canada will automatically be rejected unless a valid…
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Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

On October of 2018, the Cannabis Regulations came into force, bringing major change to how cannabis is regulated in Canada. Legalization of different types of cannabis products for medical and recreational use was implemented in a step-wise manner, as follows: How has legalization of Cannabis impacted Canadians?? Adult Canadians (aged…
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Debunking bogus health claims

Debunking bogus health claims

With the holidays creeping around, many consumers are thinking of a New Year’s resolution. Most would say that their number one resolution is to become a healthier version of themselves. Whether that be exercising, dieting, or trying out supplements. Canadians spend hundreds of dollars each year on health products. It…
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Ingredients, Allergens and the Impact of Recalls

Ingredients, Allergens and the Impact of Recalls

More than 2.6 million Canadians live with food allergies, with over half of those being children [1]. While there is no cure for food allergies, it can be managed by avoiding the food allergen through carefully examining food labels. Food allergens can be present in the most unexpected places, so how…
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Have Your Food… and Eat the Wrapper Too?

Have Your Food… and Eat the Wrapper Too?

With billions of tons of plastic waste filling landfills each year, consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their impact on the environment, from reusing grocery bags to eating more sustainably. With the demand for eco-friendly products and packaging on the rise, many companies are making different attempts to replace excess…
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CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

The CHFA East Conference and Trade Show (held in Toronto September 12-15, 2019) boasted over 1,100 trade show exhibitors and a 2-day education session. Krista Coventry (Director of Regulatory Services for Eastern Canada) attended the education sessions to keep Source’s finger on the regulatory pulse for self-care products and functional foods! …
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