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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 […]

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.

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 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 […]

12 April 2016

ACC Label Lectured on Nutritional Analysis

Published by Carole Fournier

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 […]

15 November 2015

Nutritional Analysis of Food Products

Published by Carole Fournier

The objective of this conference was to train future nutritionists on nutritional analysis methods and teach them factors to consider in the selection of the most appropriate nutritional analysis method considering the nature of the product and the targeted goals. Then, database analysis was discussed in detail: elements required to perform the nutritional analysis and […]

10 August 2015

Deadline: August 27, 2015!

Published by Carole Fournier

Proposed Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations Health Canada finalized its proposed regulatory modifications to Canadian food labelling regulations in Canada Gazette Part I, on June 13, 2015. Interested persons may make representations concerning the proposed Regulations within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice, i.e. no later than August 27, […]

10 August 2015

Are your Nutrition Facts Reliable?

Published by Carole Fournier

Last April 7, 2015, the online Montreal news media La Presse+ published a report revealing major discrepancies between the nutritional data resulting from laboratory analyses of five food products and the nutrition information declared in the nutrition facts tables of the same five foods. The article led us to believe that Nutrition Facts tables are […]

10 August 2015

ACC Label on Radio-Canada

Published by Carole Fournier

August 5, 2015, Isabelle Gobeil of Radio-Canada contacted ACC Label to discuss the proposed regulatory modifications with respect to food labelling,Click here to access the interview (in French only)

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