On July 20, 2022, Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), introducing new regulations for supplemented foods as a category. These new regulations continue to protect […] Read More >>
In 2000, a group of professionals from the food industry gathered with the goal of collaborating and finding solutions for the food industry challenges, most notably to reduce food safety […] Read More >>
Within a business, the organizational work culture integrates larger groups of people, not individuals alone, and this reflects on how these groups interact and behave. Food businesses are no different, […] Read More >>
Important update for anyone who manufactures, packages, labels, or imports sesame or products that contain or may contain (come into contact with) sesame into the United States. On April 23, […] Read More >>
Are you concerned that the dietary products that you consume are safe and that the environment in which they are manufactured is up to a particular standard? Well, you should […] Read More >>
The pathway to market governing the assessment of novel food authorizations in the United Kingdom has recently changed and this could affect your regulatory responsibilities. Prior to Brexit, the European […] Read More >>
Changes are coming to food importers of meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed eggs, processed fruits and vegetables, honey, maple, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other unstandardized food products. Starting March 15, 2021, […] Read More >>
To quote Henry David Thoreau, “it is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.  The question is:  What are we busy about.” The Safe Food Quality Institute (SQFI) […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on October 30, 2020, that it would update its Compliance and Enforcement Policy, which would come into effect on November 1, 2020. The […] Read More >>
Consider this hypothetical situation: you’ve got this great food product, maybe it’s one of the best on the market, or perhaps it’s a one of a kind with no real […] Read More >>
On November 5, 2018, the Federal Register revealed new guidance on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels with questions and answers related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of […] Read More >>
Last weekend’s Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) East 2018 Conference, Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the natural health, organic and specialty food industries. There were two days of conversations […] Read More >>
At dicentra, we get many requests for assistance with new product development and formulation changes. Developing a new product or adjusting a formulation can be one of the most satisfying […] Read More >>
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations under SFCA comes into force on January 15, 2019. Are you ready?   On June 13, 2018, the Minister of Health announced the publication of […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released updated guidance on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and its associated regulations. Included in the release is a step-by-step […] Read More >>
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) reaches across the entire food industry, not just conventional foods. Stakeholders and consumers rarely think of dietary supplements as foods, even though they are […] Read More >>
Since the implementation of the Natural Health Product Regulations (NHPR) on January 1, 2004 a number of products in food formats supplemented with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbal and bioactive […] Read More >>
The actual benefits of gluten-free foods remains a hot food safety topic, and continues to be the subject of controversy and debate. On one side are those, including medical professionals, […] Read More >>
          The food industry is faced with an exciting regulatory agenda for 2018. Various regulations such as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), certain Food […] Read More >>
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