Food and Beverage Services for Canada
Any food or beverage products sold in Canada must meet Health Canada’s standards for safety and nutritional quality. Canada also has strict regulations for food labeling.
Food & Beverage Safety Regulations in Canada Set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency enforces these regulations. Failure to meet safety and quality standards, or failure to correctly label food and beverage products will mean that these products cannot be sold in the Canadian market and could lead to legal action.
Preparing for the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)
The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) was created to consolidate the regulations from different sub-sections of food and beverage into one overall regulation. Some important changes in these new regulations are increased traceability of ingredients for food products and ensuring that imported products meet domestic requirements for food safety. Cosmereg can support your business in preparing for these changes.
Food Defense/Food Fraud Program and Plan Development
Health Canada required producers of food products to keep a close eye on their supply chain, in order to reduce the risk of fraudulent ingredients being used in their production. Cosmereg can help your business to develop a program to protect your products against food fraud.
Preparing to get Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Scheme Certification
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a multi-country collaboration that aims to improve the safety and quality of food globally. Food safety certification programs (CPOs) must reach high standards in order to be GFSI certified. Cosmereg can help your business to select a GFSI certified food safety management system.
Preparing for Halal, Organic, GMO-free, Gluten-free Certification
To market food and beverage products as Halal, Organic, GMO-free or Gluten-free each product must be produced and processed in a specific way, using certified ingredients. Correct labelling of these products is also extremely important. Cosmereg can assist you in the applying for certification and ensuring that your food labelling complies with Health Canada’s regulations.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Federal Establishment Registration
In order to market certain products in Canada, food and beverage producers must register with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Federally registered establishments must meet high standards of food safety. Cosmereg can help your business to meet the requirements for registration.
Food Labelling, Health Claims and Nutrition Facts Table (NFT)
In 2016, changes were made to Canadian food labelling regulations. Food and beverage products must now include information about the standard serving size, along with nutrition information per serving. Cosmereg can help your company to ensure that all food and beverage products comply with the updated regulations.
Temporary Market Authorization (TMA) Applications
Temporary Market Authorizations (TMAs) are a way for products that have not yet been granted approval to gain access to the market. Many NHPs were first sold in Canada under TMAs. Cosmereg can support your business in applying for TMAs, to help get your products on to the market as quickly as possible.
Novel Food Notifications and Food Additive Submissions
Before a new product or a product containing a new ingredient can be marketed in Canada, a Novel Food Notification must be submitted to Health Canada. Cosmereg can help you to complete Novel Food Notifications, ensuring that your business complies with Canadian regulation.
Infant Foods and Infant Formula Registration
In Canada, special GMPs apply for all infant formula. Before any infant food or formula can be marketed in Canada, it must undergo a detailed safety assessment and nutritional quality evaluation by Health Canada. Cosmereg can assist in this process, to ensure that your product meets Health Canada’s high standards.
Food Packaging Submissions
Food packaging is also closely monitored in Canada. Any material intended to be used in the packaging must be voluntarily submitted to Health Canada for a pre-market assessment. Cosmereg can support your business in this process.
Food Safety & Quality Systems Audit
Audits are an essential part of maintaining food safety. Health Canada stipulates the need for regular audits in its GMPs for food and beverage providers. Cosmereg offers a complete Food Safety and Quality Systems Audit service.
Compliant and accurate French translation for labels
According to government regulations, food labels on products sold in Canada must be accurate and available in both English and French. Cosmereg can assist you in this process through our food labelling consultancy service.
What is food facility registration?
In accordance with the Bioterrorism Act (2002), facilities that are involved in manufacturing, processing, packing or storing food intended for human or animal consumption must register with the FDA.
We offer other Canada Services
Cosmereg can assist you with all of Canadian’s cosmetic regulations and requirements, whether you’re manufacturing in Canada or importing products into Canada.
In Canada, Natural Health Products (NHPs) are products such as vitamins and minerals, probiotics and traditional medicines.