On December 14, 2016, amendments to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colour requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations came into force. These regulatory amendments provide a 5 year transition period for regulated parties to meet the new labelling requirements, ending on December 14, 2021.
To provide further details on enforcement and compliances activities following the transition period the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the implementation plan for amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations related to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colours.
For the first year following the transition period, the CFIA will focus its efforts on education and compliance promotion (until December 14, 2022).
After that date, the CFIA will verify compliance and apply enforcement discretion when regulated parties have a detailed plan showing how they intend to meet the new requirements at the earliest possible time, and no later than December 14, 2023.
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