Guidance Finder: Food

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. For archived information, refer to Archived food guidance.

For searches related to plant or animal consult the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

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Food additives Opens in new window

July 20, 2022 - Food additives or classes of food additives can only be used in certain foods. A food additive must be declared by its acceptable common name in the list of ingredients of a prepackaged product.

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Agency personnel and Industry

Grades for food Opens in new window

July 19, 2022 - Grades establish product quality requirements and grade names identify the degree of quality in a given food commodity. The food commodity must meet the grade requirements.

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Industry and Agency personnel

Country of origin on food labels Opens in new window

July 19, 2022 - Mandatory requirements exist for certain food products to indicate the country of origin on their labels. All prepackaged food products sold in Canada to be labeled with the name and principal place of business of the importer or manufactur...

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Industry and Agency personnel