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Comment on: Proposed changes to beer compositional standards

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from June 16, 2018 to September 14, 2018

About the consultation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a 90-day public consultation on proposed changes to beer compositional standards under the Food and Drug Regulations.


The Government of Canada is moving forward to modernize its regulations related to beer compositional standards in order to better reflect the tastes and preferences of consumers, and allow for industry innovation.

Proposed changes would remove duplication of the standard for ale, stout, porter and malt liquor, make it clearer for brewers which ingredients could be used, and allow industry to be more innovative in product development, while maintaining the integrity of beer.

The proposed changes also include labelling changes that would require brewers to identify food allergens, gluten sources or added sulphites.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The CFIA wanted to hear from:

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Contact us

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By mail:

Director, Consumer Protection and Market Fairness Division
Food Safety and Consumer Protection Directorate
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road, Tower 2, Floor 6
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9

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