Food Policy and Regulatory Issues
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) recognizes the important role that the food regulatory environment plays in protecting public safety, promoting health and supporting industry competitiveness. Canadian producers and food processors must consider the regulatory environment when making decisions on investment, product development and marketing. The Food Regulatory Issues Division provides the sector with information and advice on domestic food policy and regulatory issues, particularly with regard to innovative foods with health benefits.
Canadian Food Health Claim Roadmap: A business management tool
Access the draft Roadmap document and electronic tool by logging in to the March 30, 2011 webcast.
Some of the current policy and regulatory issues facing Canada's food industry relate to the following themes:
- Certifications and Quality Standards
- Food Additives
- Food Allergen Labelling
- Foods vs. Natural Health Products
- Functional Foods
- Health Claims for Food
- International Food Regulatory Environment
- Novel Foods
- Nutrition Labelling
- Trans Fats
- Vitamin and Mineral Addition
Food Regulatory Issues E-Bulletin
We invite you to subscribe to the Food Regulatory Issues e-bulletin to receive timely updates on domestic food policy and regulatory issues, resource materials and other useful information.
If you would like to learn more about domestic food policy or regulatory issues affecting the agri-food sector, contact the Food Regulatory Issues Division.