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Archived - Collecting feedback to improve food labels and modernize the food labelling system

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on options to change food labels and the food labelling system. Specific options, such as revising the format of best before dates, expanding food class names (i.e., "vegetable oil" or "flavour"), changing the required contact information for food dealers, and developing a plan to modernize food compositional standards are proposed in an online survey for comment. The survey will be available until June 30, 2015.

This is the second phase of consultations for the CFIA's Food Labelling Modernization initiative. A summary report of the first consultation phase is available on the CFIA website.

Please note that in order for your feedback to be accepted for consideration, the privacy agreement at the beginning of the survey must be answered. While we encourage you to complete the full survey, you have the option with the rest of the questions to skip forward or answer "not applicable". Also, the survey can be saved at any point and re-visited up to June 30, 2015.

For more information on the Food Labelling Modernization initiative, contact

A printable copy of the full questionnaire is available: Food Labelling Modernization Initiative Engaging on Ways to Modernize Food Labelling (PDF, 256 kb). Please note, all answers must be submitted through the online survey.

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