Consultation: Draft revised Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods

Current status: Closed

Opened on February 11, 2022 and will close to new input on April 12, 2022

Health Canada is reviewing its "Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods" (the Listeria policy). In November 2020, as part of Health Canada's first engagement activity, stakeholders and interested parties were invited to provide input on the clarity, effectiveness and challenges related to the Listeria policy. This information along with the latest science served as the basis for the review of the policy.

Health Canada is now seeking feedback on the draft revised Listeria policy. The underlying principles of the Listeria policy remain unchanged:

Changes to the Listeria policy include:

Your feedback will help the Listeria policy:

How to participate

We welcome your feedback until April 12, 2022.

Who is the focus of this consultation

This consultation is intended for:

Comments from all other interested stakeholders and members of the general public are also welcomed.

Related information

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this consultation or this periodic review, contact us at: Please use the words "Inquiry: Draft revised Listeria policy" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Microbial Hazards
Food Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Postal Locator: 2204D
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Telephone: 613-957-0880

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