Canada revises food, drug and supplementary food regulations
By: Date: 2022-07-26 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
On July 20, 2022, the Canadian government issued a bulletin amending the food and Drug Regulations (sor/2022-168) and the supplementary food regulations (sor/2022-169). Among them, the main amendments to the food and drug regulations are as follows:(1) the definitions of agricultural chemicals and food additives have been revised; (2) Revise the label (including supplementary food) requirements. The font height of the ingredient list shall not be less than 1.4mm. If it contains allergens, sulfite, aspartame, sucralose, potassium acetylsulfonate or neotame, it shall be marked with warning instructions, using the standard language”include”, and the font height shall be greater than 0.2. For example, if aspartame is contained, it should be stated that”the food contains phenylalanine or aspartame contains phenylalanine”; (3) Revise nutrition labels, including nutrient content claims and function claims, to allow proper claims on the nutrition of supplementary foods; (4) It is stipulated that the content of modified, transesterified or completely hydrogenated oil in food ≤ 15%of the total product; (5) Revise the requirements for goat milk, for example, goat milk or goat milk powder cannot be added with vitamin D. The main amendments to the supplementary food regulations are as follows:(1) revise the definitions of hydrogenated fats and prefabricated vegetables; (2) Revise the label requirements, and the font height of the ingredient list shall not be less than 1.4mm. The warning instructions containing allergens, sulfites, etc. shall be marked significantly, and the font height shall be greater than 0.2mm. For example, the content of erythritol in supplementary food containing erythritol should be explained; (3) Revise nutrition labels, including nutrient content claims and function claims, to allow proper claims on the nutrition of supplementary foods; (4) Revise the list of supplementary ingredients allowed to be added to supplementary food, the list of categories of supplementary food, warning words, and the scope of supplementary food (such as food for infants and young children, beverages with an alcohol content of more than 0.5%); (5) Revise the advertisement of supplementary food. For example, if the protein content is not claimed, the amino acid shall not be stated explicitly or implicitly. The above amendments will take effect from July 20, 2022.