Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Ten Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Oct 30, 2018

October 2018: Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), released 10 new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Fomesafen, Novaluron, Methomyl, Sethoxydim, Mandipropamid, Flubendiamide, Trifloxystrobin, Quinclorac, Rimsulfuron, and Pyroxasulfone in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Canada, Pesticides, limits

CFIA Releases New “Safe Food for Canadians Regulations”

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jun 21, 2018

On June 13, 2018, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published the Safe Food for Canadians Regulation (SFCR). It consolidates 14 regulations into one in order to ease the burden on businesses.

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Topics: CFIA, Canada, Food Safety, Traceability

CETA – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: What does it mean for the food industry?

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Sep 26, 2017

On September 21, 2017, CETA, a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada, entered into force provisionally. As such, most of the agreement now applies. The part that still doesn’t apply is the investment protection and the Investor Court System (ICS). National parliaments in EU countries – and in some cases regional ones too (Wallonia for example) – will then need to approve CETA before it can take full effect.

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Topics: Free trade, Food Safety, CETA, EU, Canada

Canada Additive Changes Relevant for Dairy, Meat and Beverages

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on May 24, 2017

Health Canada, after assessing the safety of the additives proposed, established some changes in the following lists of additives:

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Topics: Canada, Health Canada, Food Additives, Food Enzymes

Canada Updates Vet Drug Residue Limits in Food

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Apr 20, 2017

Health Canada in order to improve food safety, updates the List of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods.

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Topics: Canada, Health Canada, Veterinary Drugs

Canada: March 2017 Pesticide MRLs Update

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Mar 31, 2017

Health Canada published this month via its MRL Database different new MRLs for the following substances:

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Topics: Canada, Pesticides, Health Canada, PMRA, MRL

Canada Additives: Recent Amendments

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Mar 27, 2017

Health Canada, which is the competent authority in charge for the food safety assessments, during the first three months of 2017 published five amendments for three different lists of permitted food additives.

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Topics: Canada, Food Additives, Health Canada

CETA: How the New Trade Deal will Affect EU GI products?

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Feb 13, 2017

The EU - Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a new trade agreement that is expected to facilitate exchange of goods and services between these two countries. The EU and Canada have signed the Agreement on October 30, 2016. However, before the agreement enters into force, it needs to be approved by the EU Parliament and then ratified by each of the EU Member States.

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Topics: Canada, European Union, CETA

Upcoming Changes to Canada’s Food Labeling Regulation

Posted by Suzana Tripologos on Jan 30, 2017

On December 14, 2016, the Government of Canada published the “Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours)” in the Canada Gazette Part II, which outlined the new requirements for food labeling in Canada.  

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Topics: Canada, Nutrition Facts, Ffood Labeling, Nutrients

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