Consultation: Regulatory modernization of foods for special dietary use and infant foods
Current status: Open
Opened on November 28, 2023. Consultation period extended to February 26, 2024.
Health Canada is seeking comments on a proposal to modernize the regulations for foods for special dietary use and infant foods, regulated under Divisions 24 and 25 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). This will inform the development of regulations for these foods.
Join in: how to participate
Review the proposal
Review the proposal to modernize the regulations for foods for special dietary use and infant foods, including consultation questions.
Send us an e-mail
Send an e-mail to email@example.com with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.
Participate by mail
Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in the contact information below.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We are seeking input from all interested stakeholders, including:
- industry stakeholders and associated organizations
- health professionals and associated organizations
- all levels of government
- academics and researchers
- non-governmental organizations
Key questions for discussion
We are seeking your input on:
- the proposed modernized framework
- the proposed requirements for infant formula, prepackaged human milk, medical foods, conventional infant foods, gluten-free foods, formulated nutritional foods and foods for use in weight reduction diets
- the proposal for shortage provisions applicable to all foods for a special dietary purpose
The input gathered through this process will be used to inform the development of regulations for these foods.
Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Mail stop 2203E
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
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