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11 October 2018

Nutrition Facts Table vs Bike Wheel

Published by Carole Fournier

Just like a wheel makes up only one part (although important) of a bike, the Nutrition Facts table makes up only one part of a food label. When seeking guidance from a food labelling consulting firm, it helps to know what to ask for. By using the appropriate terminology, it will be easier for you […]

4 July 2018

ACC speaking to French Delegates in Montreal

Published by Carole Fournier

At a seminar organized by Les solutions conseils rézoway, ACC Label presented a seminar about food labelling requirements in Canada to a group of French entrepreneurs seeking to expand their market on the Canadian market.

Le nouveau règlement sur la salubrité des aliments au Canada

3 July 2018

New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Published by Carole Fournier

On January 15, 2019, the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into force, at the same time as the Safe Food for Canadians Act. These new regulations will replace 11 sets of regulations under the Canada Agricultural Products Act (including the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Regulations, the Honey Regulations, the Organic Products […]

11 May 2018

Winners of MesurACC

Published by Carole Fournier

It was great meeting everyone at the SIAL Show 2018. Thank you to those who stopped by to meet us at our booth, and congratulations to the winners of our MesurACC raffle: Ashley Marzouca; Carole Allain of Voyou Bouffe; Frederick of La shop à pâtes; Lucie Rémillard of Comptoir Markina; Martin Garneau of Kombucha Tea Co. […]

7 November 2017

Food Labelling in Canada

Published by Carole Fournier

On October 11th, 2017, ACC Label gave a lecture to McGill University Food Science graduates in the Comparative Food Law course (FDSC 555). Topics included: nutritional analysis methods, evaluating projects, careers in food labelling, keeping up-to-date with regulatory modifications.

1 November 2017

Food Labelling in Canada

Published by Carole Fournier

On September 29th, 2017, ACC Label gave a 2-hour lecture to dietetic students of McGill University. Topics covered included the Canadian legal framework, basic food labelling requirements, value-added claims, nutritional analysis, employment outlook, roles and responsibilities of people working in food labelling and challenges they face.

13 June 2017

ACC Label comments on the Big Mac sauce label

Published by Carole Fournier

McDonald’s the great needs to do its homework! Marie-Ève Dumont of the Journal de Montréal consulted ACC Label about a labelling error on the Big Mac sauce. McDonald’s claimed that their small packaging exempted them from displaying the nutrition information. This inaccurate regulatory interpretation could have been easily avoided had they consulted us before putting […]

19 December 2016

New Canadian Food Labelling Regulations

Published by Carole Fournier

Effective since December 14, 2016 It is now official: after years of consultations and discussions, the new Canadian food labelling regulations, based on the latest scientific evidence, have finally passed legislation. They are in force since the day of their publication in Canada Gazette part II, on December 14, 2016. Overall, the objective of the […]

15 December 2016

New Regulatory Requirements in Food Labelling

Published by Carole Fournier

Canadian food labelling is evolving. Major regulatory modifications are about to change the appearance and the contents of ingredient lists and Nutrition Facts tables. Why all these modifications? What should we know? This seminar will present the new regulatory requirements regarding: the declaration of sugars and food colour additives; the new core nutrients to include […]

15 November 2016

Working in Food Labelling

Published by Carole Fournier

This lecture aimed to familiarize dietetic and food science students about working in food labelling. The lecture began with the subject of client relations: understanding the needs and the expectations of clients; evaluating labelling projects and the role of the expert advisor. Common traps in nutritional analysis and food labelling in general were discussed, as […]

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