The Food and Drugs Act and Food and Drug Regulations, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and the Official Languages Act collectively govern the labelling and packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada. Interpreting these varied regulations can be extremely difficult. Non-compliant labels can adversely affect the marketing of your products or can result in punitive action against your company.

In order to ensure compliance, CPMA’s Label Review Service is available to CPMA Members.

On June 22, 2019, the Government of Canada published proposed changes to labelling requirements in the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) in the Canada Gazette, Part 1. CPMA is pleased to have provided comments on the proposed changes to the regulations that impact the fresh fruit and vegetable industry.

For more information, please contact:
Sally Blackman, CPMA
sblackman@cpma.ca