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CFIA Proposal – Food Labelling

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on proposed options to modernize the food labelling system. An online questionnaire is now available and will remain open until June 30, 2015.

This questionnaire is part of the second phase of consultations for the CFIA’s Food Labelling Modernization initiative and presents specific options for comment in the four key areas of focus:

  • Roles, responsibilities and partnerships
  • Regulations
  • Policy and program development
  • Service delivery

For example, options for revising the format of best before dates, reviewing food class names (i.e., “vegetable oil” or “flavour”), and changing the required contact information for food manufacturers. A summary report of the first consultation phase is available on the CFIA website.

For any questions, please contact CFIA-Modernisation-ACIA@inspection.gc.ca.

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.