Codes of Practice

Health Canada is Working With the Food Industry to Develop a Code of Practice to Minimize the Occurrence of Bisphenol A in Infant Formula

Health Canada will continue to work with the food industry to develop a "Code of Practice" aimed at reducing levels of BPA in canned infant formula to the lowest reasonably achievable levels.

Health Canada will facilitate the assessment of any proposed industry alternatives to BPA for use in infant formula can coatings

Health Canada's Food Directorate will continue to provide guidance to industry on performance criteria used for analytical methods designed to determine levels of BPA in infant formula.

Good Manufacturing Practices for Infant Formulas

The Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for Infant Formulas published in November 2006 establish up-to-date general requirements for the effective control of ingredients, processes, facilities and equipment used for the production of infant formulas. This is particularly important as infant formulas may constitute the sole source or major source of nutrition of an infant for up to a year after birth, a period of rapid growth and development which affects a child's long term health status and well-being. These revised GMPs replace those published by the Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada in June 1989. Since 1989 there have been many changes and innovations in the manufacture of infant formulas including advances in technology, the evolution of quality management systems, the development of more complex products and the use of new and novel ingredients. These changes necessitated major revisions and updates to the 1989 document and were made after consultation with infant formula manufacturers and importers.

Production and Distribution of Unpasteurized Apple and Other Fruit Juice/Cider in Canada

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