Consultation - Proposed Policy Intent for Revising Canada's Gluten-free Labelling requirements


Notice to the reader: The online consultation is now closed. Comments and suggestions received during the public consultation period are being considered in the finalization of this document. The final report will be made available as soon as possible.

Health Health Canada intends to modernize Canada's current gluten-free labelling policy in order to minimize the risk of inadvertent consumption of gluten by sensitive individuals and to maximize the choice of gluten- free foods for consumers following a gluten-free diet. The proposed policy intent document provides background information and outlines the considerations that have led to the development of the proposed principles that will frame Health Canada's review of the gluten-free labelling policy.

The purpose of this consultation is to inform stakeholders of the proposed principles that will guide Health Canada's review of Canada's gluten-free labelling policy and to seek stakeholder feedback on the proposed principles.

The input from this consultation will be used to inform the modernization of Canada's gluten-free labelling policy.

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting May 13 until July 11, 2010. Please select and read through the link below titled "Health Canada's Proposed Policy Intent With Respect to Revising Canada's Gluten-Free Labelling Policy". Comments may be submitted by email, mail or courier to:

Bureau of Food Policy and Science Integration,
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, room E202
Tunney's Pasture, Health Canada
Address Locator: 2202E
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments by July 11, 2010.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this Web site.

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