Monday, June 24, 2019

Feds propose labeling reform

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has opened public consultation on changes it is proposing to food labeling regulations.

It said “the proposed changes would make information on food labels clearer. They would improve consumers’ ability to compare products, read and understand labels, and obtain useful product information, such as where imported food comes from, what the food contains, and how long the quality of the food will last.”

It also said “the changes would amend outdated and unnecessary regulations and provide Canada’s food industry with some flexibility in how the regulations apply to certain requirements.

“The changes better align Canada’s labelling requirements with international standards, as well as the requirements of key trading partners, which would facilitate trade for Canada’s food industry.”