Consultation on the Food Directorate's Proposed Pre-Market Submission Management Process for Food Additives, Infant Formulas and Novel Foods

Notice to the reader:

The online consultation is now closed.


The purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback on the Food Directorate's proposed management of pre-market submissions for food additives, infant formulas and novel foods pursuant to requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations. The consultation document provides information on proposed activities and timelines related to the management of submissions. With this proposed management of pre-market submissions, the Food Directorate intends to improve the timeliness, predictability and transparency of the submission process.

Those wishing to make comments or seek clarification on this proposal are invited to contact the Food Directorate's Bureau of Chemical Safety.

Consultation Summary Document

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting October 7, 2014 until December 5, 2014 (60 days). Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing by regular mail or electronically at the address indicated below. If you are submitting your comments electronically, please use the phrase "Submission Management Process" in the subject box of your e-mail.

Comments must be received by December 5, 2014.

Contact Information

For additional information or to submit comments related to this proposal, please contact the Food Directorate's Bureau of Chemical Safety:

Reporting to Canadians

The results of this consultation will be made available. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Chemical Safety at, using the words "Submission Management Process" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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