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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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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SFCR Changing the Test Marketing Authorizations and Other Authorizations

SFCR Changing the Test Marketing Authorizations and Other Authorizations

In June, we blogged all about Test Market Authorization (TMAs), what they mean, and how test market provisions now apply to ALL foods. The Marketing Authorization authority is an important Health Canada regulatory tool that implements decisions on Canadian food regulations. Food industry stakeholders can submit requests to change some aspects of the…
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TMA’s

TMA’s

What does TMA stand for? Too many acronyms? Take my advice? Test Market Authorization! With the coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), test market provisions now apply to ALL foods. Test Market Authorizations (TMAs) are granted to test market a food exempting them from certain requirements for…
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Where Was Your Food Made?

Where Was Your Food Made?

When shopping, do you find yourself looking for some indication that your food was made in Canada? But what does that really mean? As of now, the Canadian government allows for a couple different types of “origin” claims. Product of Canada Means virtually all major ingredients, processing and labour used…
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New Year, New Traceability Goals

New Year, New Traceability Goals

2019-what better year to ensure your Food Recall and Traceability program are robust and compliant with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Food recalls are expensive and time consuming, placing a strain on the food industry, inspectors and consumers. Although there are many steps in place to eliminate food hazards,…
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America is Soy Into Plant-Based Beverages

America is Soy Into Plant-Based Beverages

We’re grateful and proud to feature a new guest blog post by our friend and helpful collaborator Carol T Culhane, PHEc, MBA; President of International Food Focus Limited. Carol has more than forty years of multidisciplinary experience in the food industry, including regulatory, operations, sales and marketing. In this issue of…
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Don’t be Caught on the NAUGHTY LIST

Don’t be Caught on the NAUGHTY LIST

When it comes to Food Labeling compliance, best be on your nicest behaviour and ensure your labels are properly developed to lower the risk of your product being pulled from store shelf or not entering the destined market. The food label is a key consumer tool used to provide key…
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