There is often a fine line between a legally compliant food claim and a misleading statement. Understanding the legal requirements can be challenging. To avoid the costly consequences of labelling errors, it’s always worth validating the legal compliance of your food labels with experts in the field.
According to the World Allergy Organization, there are 220 to 520 million people on Earth that may suffer from food allergies. In Canada, 7.5% of people report having food allergies (The Allergy, Genes and Environment Network). A food allergy is a reaction of the immune system that occurs after consuming a certain food. A person […]
The new Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations come into force today, January 15, 2019. Section 75 of the regulations states: Any person who is involved in the manufacturing, preparing, storing, packaging or labelling of a food or in the slaughtering of a food animal must have the competencies and qualifications that are necessary […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]