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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thank you to all SIAL Canada visitors who came to ACC Label’s booth. It was great meeting with you all.The winners of the contest for our 2016 Sial Innovation Award winning MesurACC® tool are: Guy Bonraisin, President of Le Petit Breton; Ron Sadler, Managing Director of Twinings North America; Henryette Michaud of l’École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du […]
Do you budget for food labelling errors? Such errors could incur important expenses that can seriously unbalance a budget. Food laws are enacted to protect the public. Those who transgress acts and regulations are liable to government penalties proportional to the offence. Minor labelling errors, with no impact on the health and safety of consumers, […]
Thursday, March 24, 2016, the 10 finalists of the 2016 SIAL Innovation Contest were announced at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History. This contest celebrates innovative products for the retail, catering and food processing industry. In the Equipment, packaging and technologies category, ACC Label received a prize for the design of its MesurACC ®, a typographical tool created to verify whether […]
On November 24, 2015, Diana Ickx, Nutritionist and Project Manager at ACC Label, gave a lecture on nutritional analysis to nutrition students at the University of Montreal. The course presented: a description of nutritional analysis methods factors to consider in the choice of method elements required for nutritional analysis purchasing criteria for a nutritional analysis […]