The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding industry that the use of food additives in certain ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products must be clearly labelled and advertised.
Food additives may be used as per Health Canada's lists of permitted food additives; however, it is required by the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) that these food additives be declared in the list of ingredients as either an ingredient or a component of the food (FDR B.01.008).
Regulated parties have a 12-month transition period to bring their labels and advertising into compliance. This period is starting November 8, 2021, the day Health Canada published a Notice of Modification informing stakeholders that modified vinegar has been added to the List of Permitted Preservatives, and ending November 8, 2022. Regulated parties are encouraged to refer to the Industry Labelling Tool.
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