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Update on the rules for "natural" claims in food

Canada

Dec 20, 2021

The guidance on "natural" claim has been updated in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Industry Labelling Tool. It now incorporates an outcome-based approach to the use of this claim on food labels.

In general, a food can be described as "natural" if the following criteria are met, namely that the food and its ingredients:

  • Do not contain, or have ever contained, an added vitamin, mineral nutrient, artificial flavouring agent or food additive
  • Have not had any constituent or fraction thereof removed or significantly changed, except the removal of water (for example, the removal of caffeine)
  • Have not been subjected to processes that have significantly altered their original physical, chemical or biological state (that is to say, maximum processes)

 

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