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Food labelling for industry

Important Notice

On December 14, 2016, amendments to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colour requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations came into force. Regulated parties have a 5 year transition period to meet the new labelling requirements, during which they must comply with either the former or the new requirements. As of December 14, 2021, all prepackaged food products being manufactured or imported must comply with the new labelling requirements, which are here reflected.

Consult the Former – Industry Labelling Tool for information on the former requirements.

Industry Labelling Tool

The Industry Labelling Tool is the food labelling reference for all food inspectors and stakeholders in Canada. It replaces the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising, and the Decisions page to provide consolidated, reorganized and expanded labelling information. This tool provides:

Core labelling requirements

Claims and statements

Food-specific labelling requirements

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