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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Are you ready for the U.S labelling changes?

Are you ready for the U.S labelling changes?

We mentioned in July that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given manufacturers a deadline to implement Nutrition labelling changes, and we wanted to remind you that it is fast approaching. For most manufacturers, January 1, 2020 is the date for compliance to the new Nutrition facts label.…
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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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Regulating Weed Eaters

Regulating Weed Eaters

The newly published survey results from Deloitte anticipates the Cannabis edibles and infused products will create a booming $2.7 Billion annual market. From the 2,000 adult Canadians surveyed online, the likely edible users plan to consume gummy bears, cookies, brownies or chocolates at least every three months. The proposed new…
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Adding a bit of Colour to your Ingredient List

Adding a bit of Colour to your Ingredient List

Ingredient lists in Canada are getting more colourful, but not in the way they look! The specific common names of all colouring agents must be used, as opposed to the formerly allowed (and very non-descriptive) “colour”.  With amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations coming into force December 2016, industry…
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Amazon Emphasizes on Compliance

Amazon Emphasizes on Compliance

If you are an online shopper, you would have used or at least heard of Amazon.com, Inc. As of October 2018, Amazon has $208.125 billion in trailing twelve-month (TTM) revenue. This astounding milestone makes Amazon the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. With that being said, it is of…
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New Food Labelling Regulations

New Food Labelling Regulations

You may remember our Industry Bulletin (December 2016); summarizing Health Canada’s publication of updated Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours, in Canada Gazette, Part II. These changes to nutrition labelling align with the launch of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy in the fall of…
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Happy New Years from Source

Happy New Years from Source

With 2016 upon us, much of the population comes up with New Years resolutions to help kick-start the New Year on a positive note. At Source, we have taken some of the most common New Years resolutions and put our own personal spin on them.   Save Money So many…
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