Food labelling changes
Important notice: The information on this web page is under review.
We've made improvements to the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients on food labels. These amendments will improve the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients to make them easier to understand thereby helping the people living in Canada to make informed choices. A five-year transition period, which ended on December 14, 2021, was provided to allow sufficient time for industry to make the necessary changes to their labels and also to use up any existing stocks of labels already printed to comply with current requirements. However, given the challenges imposed by COVID-19, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will focus its efforts on education and compliance promotion for the first year, until December 14, 2022. Between December 15, 2022, and December 14, 2023, CFIA will verify compliance and apply enforcement discretion in cases where non-compliant companies have detailed plans showing how they intend to meet the new requirements at the earliest possible time.
Services and information
Learn about the changes made to the nutrition facts table and how it can help you make healthier food choices.
Learn about the changes to serving sizes which will make it easier to compare similar prepackaged foods when using the nutrition facts table.
Learn how to use information on the food label to better understand the amount of sugars in your food.
Learn how to use information on the food label to better understand the amount of sweeteners in your food.
Read about the changes to the list of ingredients which will make it easier to read and understand.
Find out about the front-of-package nutrition symbol and how it can help you make healthier food choices.
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