Food and nutrition

Food safety, food recalls, Canada's food guide, allergies and intolerances, safety standards, how we monitor and measure food consumption.

Discover Canada's food guide toolkit for educators to help kids explore and develop food skills.

Services and information

Canada's food guide

Food guide snapshot, healthy eating recommendations, recipes, tips and resources.

Food labels

Understanding labels, recent changes, requirements, technical documents, report a concern.

Food safety

Tips, cooking temperatures, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, vulnerable populations, allergies and intolerances, milk and infant formula.

Food and safety standards

Manufacturing and production, importing and exporting, testing and inspection, packaging and distribution, catering, restaurants, and retail.

Food recalls, risks and outbreaks

Recalls and alerts, investigations, public health notices, food poisoning and other risks, monitoring and surveillance.

Nutrients in food

Nutrients, fats and vitamins that are found on the nutrition facts table on packaged foods.

Supplemented foods

Prepackaged foods with added vitamins, minerals, amino acids, caffeine. Labels, regulations, report a concern.

Fortified foods

Foods with added vitamins, mineral nutrients and amino acids (fortified foods), and Canada’s approach to fortification.

COVID-19 and food and nutrition

COVID-19 and food safety, healthy eating during the pandemic, information and resources for food industry in relation to COVID-19.

Genetically modified (GM) foods and other novel foods

Safety and labelling of genetically modified foods, completed safety assessments, requesting a novelty determination, transparency initiative.

Nutrition science and research

Measure or plan a healthy diet, nutrient values, food and nutrition surveillance, health and nutrition surveys, food security, reports.

Food allergies and gluten-related disorders

Common food allergies, gluten-related disorders like celiac disease, how to avoid a reaction.

Legislation, guidelines and policies

Health Canada establishes standards for the safety and nutritional quality of all food sold in Canada.

Cellular Agriculture

The production of foods such as those usually derived from animals (meat, seafood, eggs, milk products) using alternative methods instead of live animals.



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