CFIA Modifies the Allergen Section of the Labeling Tool and Lists Information for Canary Seeds
On May 3, 2016 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) expanded the allergen section of its labeling tool, specifically gluten-free and wheat-free claims, precautionary labeling and allergen-free claims in conjunction with precautionary statements. Additionally, the CFIA is notifying the industry of Health Canada’s position on gluten-free and wheat-free claims for products that contain canary seed.
May 26, 2016
US FDA Modernizes Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods
On May 20, 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) announced that a new nutrition facts panel will be required on all packaged foods. The compliance date is July 26, 2018 for all manufacturers with annual food sales greater than $10,000,000 USD. All other companies will be required to make this change by July 26, 2019. This change doesn’t affect meat, poultry, processed eggs and siluriformes.