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Food products

What is a food?

A food is any article manufactured, sold or presented like which can be used as food or drink for human being, the chewing gum as any ingredient which can be mixed with a food at some end that it is.

How are they regulated in Canada?

In Canada, the labelling of food is mainly regulated by the Food and Drug Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, managed by the Ministry for Justice and applied by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Other laws can “be grafted” on food labelling depend on the category of food.

Food and drug regulations envisages the labelling of all food pre-packaged, including the requirements relating to the list of the ingredients on the label with the nutritional labelling, with the deadlines of conservation, the allegations relating to the nutritive content, the allegations relating to health and food intended for the consumers having special food modes. The regulation also establishes requirements as regards bilingual labelling.

Who is affected by this regulation?

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors

And if I don’t comply with this regulation ?

Whoever contravening the Food and Drug Regulations and/or the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act is liable to a fine being able to go from 1000 to 250,000$ as well as the imprisonment.
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