Consultation on Proposed Joint Policy Statement on Food Labelling Coordination
Current status: Open
Opened on February 2, 2021 and will close to new input on April 3, 2021.
Industry stakeholders have expressed a need for improved coordination of changes to food label requirements to reduce the economic burden associated with multiple, sequential label changes.
In the 2019 Agri-food and Aquaculture Sectoral Regulatory Review Roadmap, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) committed, with support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), to develop a strategy for coordinating future changes to food labelling requirements.
A joint policy statement has been developed for consultation. The policy proposes to implement the following:
- Fixed compliance dates every two years
- An interdepartmental labelling coordination process
The policy would apply to regulatory amendments enacted under the Food and Drugs Act or the Safe Food for Canadians Act that mandate a food label change. Changes that address serious consumer deception or acute risks to health and safety would not be subject to the policy.
To request a copy of the proposed joint policy statement, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All feedback should be emailed to this same address.
We are looking for feedback from all interested Canadians, including:
- Industry associations (e.g. manufacturers and processors)
- Agri-food companies
- Provincial and territorial partners
- Health researchers and advocates
- Consumer groups
This consultation will be open for 60 days, from February 2 to April 3, 2021.
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