Notice of modification to update the incorporated by reference document entitled nutrition labelling – Table of reference amounts for food

Background

Health Canada has amended the Table of Reference Amounts for Food on November 24, 2022, based on new consumption data and market trends, and to address identified gaps in certain food categories. Manufacturers will have until January 1, 2026 to comply with the updated Table of Reference Amounts for Food.

The Table of Reference Amounts for Food sets out reference amounts for different food categories, which:

Health Canada is taking the opportunity to update the Table of Reference Amounts for Food using food consumption data from the most recent (2015) Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Based on stakeholder feedback, which identified gaps in the Table and areas requiring further clarity, Health Canada has:

The purpose of this communication is to announce that the Table of Reference Amounts for Food has been amended and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or new information relevant to this notice. For more details and information about this notice, please consult the information document below.

Information document

Notice of Modification to update the incorporated by reference document entitled nutrition labelling – Table of reference amounts for food – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-QRA-2022-1.

Contact information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new information relating to this notice. Interested persons wishing to submit any inquiries on this notice may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Table of Reference Amounts for Food (NOM/ADM-QRA-2022-1)" in the subject line of your e-mail and be addressed to:

Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2203E
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
Email: nut.labelling-etiquetage@hc-sc.gc.ca

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