Canadian food regulations: what you should know

Canadian food regulations: what you should know

Tap into these top-notch educational opportunities from NSF-GFTC.

Tap into these educational opportunities from NSF-GFTC.

Canadian Food Regulations
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Canadian food regulations, ask questions of leading experts in the field and learn how to strategically use the regulations and regulatory process to optimize your business proposition and market position. Through presentations, group activities and case studies, this two-day program reviews food regulations in Canada. Next offering: Sept. 4 to 5, 2014

Canadian Food Additives Regulations Workshop
Designed for an audience familiar with ingredient labelling, this one-day workshop provides in-depth information on Canadian food additives, colour additives, novel food ingredients, vitamin and mineral regulations, and labelling considerations related to additives. It covers a full spectrum of food products including meat, non-meat, processed foods, bakery goods, and snacks. Next offering: Sept. 23, 2014

Canadian Ingredient Labelling
Preparing and properly declaring a list of ingredients is one of the most challenging requirements in food labelling. Are you confident in the regulatory compliance of your existing or new ingredient listing? This program focuses on the requirements of Food and Drug Regulations that govern all foods and beverages sold in Canada. Next offering: Oct. 15, 2014

Canadian Nutrition Labelling
Nutrition labelling is mandatory for most prepackaged foods, including bulk, foodservice and foods for further manufacture. Many retail and food service companies driven by consumer demands are voluntarily providing nutrition information where such information is exempt under the law. Learn how to present nutrition information when it is mandatory and how to do so voluntarily. This course provides a solid overview of Canadian nutrition labelling, nutrient content claims and health claims. Next offering: Oct. 16, 2014

Canadian Food Labelling Workshop
Designed to provide an overview of Canadian food labelling requirements, this program covers food labelling under federal jurisdiction for a wide range of foods from manufactured foods (snacks, bakery products, processed fruits and vegetables) to meat and poultry products. It covers basic labelling considerations (common name, net contents, ingredient list, nutrition facts and dealer name and address), as well as additional labelling considerations that may apply (storage information, durable life dates, artificial sweetener statements, vignettes, artificial flavours, country of origin, etc.). We will cover labelling requirements under the Food and Drug Regulations, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations, Processed Products Regulations, Meat Inspection Regulations 1990, Organic Products Regulations 2009, Fish Inspection Regulations and Dairy Product Regulations. Next offering: Nov. 3, 2014

Advanced Canadian Ingredient Labelling
Designed as an ideal companion and follow up to the Canadian Ingredient Labelling workshop, this program offers an advanced look at select Canadian ingredient labelling regulations that drive the marketability of foods to ensure a strong understanding of regulatory requirements for compliance. This interactive workshop provides an in-depth study of enhanced food allergen, gluten source and sulphite labelling, precautionary allergen labelling, CFIA's Highlighted Ingredients and Flavours Guidelines, organics and labelling and advertising claims related to ingredients. Ask questions of a leading regulatory expert and navigate the complexities of food labelling rules, regulations, policies and guidelines. Next offering: Nov. 4, 2014

Food Health Claims Workshop
In times of heightened awareness and adoption of health and wellness as a standard of living, the ability to make suitable health claims on everyday food products is important. Health claims are essential tools to develop and communicate health benefits to your customers. The process of submitting and having a claim approved for a particular food product is bound by rules and regulations. Health Canada's Guidance Document for Preparing a Submission for Food Health Claims in Canada is an important tool to understand the regulations and processes for submitting a food health claim. Next offering: Nov. 26, 2014


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