Meetings and Correspondence on the development of new regulatory guidance for novel foods

Find out about communications with stakeholders in regards to the development of new regulatory guidance about novel foods.

The documents listed in the table are available upon request, for the sole purpose of ensuring greater transparency. The table will be posted for 2 years. Disclosures made as part of our transparency policy are not part of the consultation process. We are therefore not seeking any feedback on any of these documents.

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Date Topic Organization Type of interaction Purpose Health Canada office Document(s) shared Order a copy
2020-09-11 Genetically modified foods Canadian Biotechnology Action Network Stakeholder-Initiated Meeting Update from Health Canada regarding current and future policies relating to Genetically modified foods. Director General's Office, Food Directorate
  1. Meeting notes -English - Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - September 11, 2020
  2. Meeting notes -French - Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - September 11, 2020
  3. Correspondence - English - Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - September 11, 2020
  4. Correspondence - English - Health Canada - September 11, 2020
  5. Document - English - Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - Genome Editing Report - July 2020
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2020-10-13 Plant breeding innovation Canada Grains Council Stakeholder-initiated correspondence To share feedback on Health Canada's Plant Breeding Innovation Proposal Assistant Deputy Minister's Office
  1. Correspondence – English-Canada Grains Council-October 13, 2020
  2. Document – English – Feedback on Health Canada's Plant Breeding Innovation Proposal – October 13, 2020
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2020-10-16 Science of gene editing and other plant breeding innovations Industry and academic experts in plant breeding Health Canada-initiated virtual panel session To seek expert input and perspectives on a list of questions that have been identified by regulators and that are linked to the development of new regulatory guidance for novel foods, specific to plant breeding. Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate
  1. Meeting notes - English - Virtual Session Experts - October 16, 2020
  2. Meeting notes - French - Virtual Session Experts - October 16, 2020
  3. Document - English-Agenda-Virtual Session Experts - October 16, 2020
  4. Document - French-Agenda-Virtual Session Experts - October 16, 2020
  5. Document - English - Regulators Questions Specific for Plant Breeders-October 16, 2020
  6. Document - French - Regulators Questions Specific for Plant Breeders
  7. Document - English - Biographies - Virtual Panel Session - October 16, 2020
  8. Document- French - Biographies -Virtual Panel Session - October 16, 2020
  9. Correspondence - English-Industry- October 20, 2020
  10. Document - English - Common Practices of Plant Breeders - October 20, 2020
  11. Correspondence - English - Health Canada - October 30, 2020
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2020-10-30 Plant breeding innovation Canada Grains Council Stakeholder-Initiated Meeting An introductory meeting for the Canada Grains Council to provide background information about their organization, provide an overview of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops, including their Grains Code of Practice, the impact of COVID-19 on the grain sector, and plant breeding innovation. Assistant Deputy Minister's Office
  1. Meeting notes – English – Canada Grains Council – October 30, 2020
  2. Meeting notes – French – Canada Grains Council – October 30, 2020
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2020-11-09 Plant breeding innovation CropLife Stakeholder-Initiated Meeting An introductory meeting to exchange views on plant breeding innovation. Assistant Deputy Minister's Office
  1. Meeting notes – English – CropLife – November 9, 2020
  2. Meeting notes – French – CropLife – November 9, 2020
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2020-11-17 Plant breeding innovation Grain Growers of Canada Stakeholder-Initiated Meeting A meeting during Grain Week to discuss collective goals of plant breeding innovation. Assistant Deputy Minister's Office
  1. Meeting notes – English – Grain Growers of Canada – November 17, 2020
  2. Meeting notes – French – Grain Growers of Canada – November 17, 2020
  3. Document – English – Grain Growers of Canada’s Position on International Trade – 2020
  4. Document – English – Grain Growers of Canada - Innovation – 2020
  5. Document – English – Grain Growers of Canada – Sustainability – 2020
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2020-11-30 Guidance Development for the Novel Food Regulations, focused on plant breeding. Canadian Federation of Agriculture Stakeholder-initiated correspondence Request for engagement to discuss questions related to the guidance development prior to the consultation period. Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate
  1. Correspondence – English - Canadian Federation of Agriculture - November 30, 2020
  2. Response – English - Health Canada - December 4, 2020
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2020-12-08 Update on progress and details around guidance options Stakeholders Health Canada-initiated meeting To provide an update on Health Canada and the CFIA's development of new guidance focused on plant breeding. Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate
  1. Meeting notes – English – Health Canada-December 8, 2020
  2. Meeting notes – French – Health Canada-December 8, 2020
  3. Presentation-English-Health Canada-December 8, 2020
  4. Presentation-French-Health Canada-December 8, 2020
  5. Presentation-English-Canadian Food Inspection Agency-December 8, 2020
  6. Presentation-French-Canadian Food Inspection Agency-December 8, 2020
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