Food and nutrition
Find tips for healthy eating, information on food allergies, safety standards and labels. Also learn about recalls and how Canada monitors and measures food consumption.
- Recalls and safety alerts
- Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
- My Food Guide
- Food safety
- Safe internal cooking temperatures
- Food safety for pregnant women
- Percent daily value (%DV)
- Food safety information for children ages 5 and under
- Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator
- List of Permitted Preservatives (Lists of Permitted Food Additives)
Services and information
Discover Canada's food guides as well as tips for healthy eating and food safety. Also learn about nutrients, nutrition for all ages, and nutrition programs and working groups.
Get information on food label requirements and buying food grown or prepared in Canada. Also learn how to understand food labels and report a labelling concern.
Learn about food-borne chemical contaminants and toxins found in plants and animals. Be informed about Canada's role in food safety as well as recalls, alerts and investigations.
Learn about food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, and how to identify common food allergens. Also learn how to avoid an allergic reaction to food.
Explore Canada's food and safety standards for imports and exports, production, packaging, distribution and retail. Also know about health claims and pre-market submissions.
Explore how Canada monitors and measures food and nutrient consumption. Also find information on dietary reference intakes, food security, and health and nutrition surveys.
What we are doing
Check out updates to food labelling
Find out more about food labelling changes and how you can use this information to make healthier choices.
Front-of-package labelling consultation
Participate in the consultation on mandatory front-of-package labelling for foods high in sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
Trans fats consultation
Participate in the consultation on banning the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of industrially produced trans fats in foods.
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