Industry Labelling Tool updated to reflect front-of-package labelling amendments

On July 20, 2022, Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (Nutrition Symbols, Other Labelling Provisions, Vitamin D and Hydrogenated Fats or Oils). These changes enable Canadians to more easily identify foods high in nutrients that are of public health concern (saturated fat, sugars and/or sodium)

The regulatory amendments are being implemented in 2 phases and fall within the scope of the joint Health Canada and CFIA Food labelling coordination policy.

Transition timeline

Phase I (July 20, 2022 to December 31, 2025)

The coming into force of these amendments marks the beginning of Phase I. CFIA’s efforts will be directed towards education and compliance promotion with the new requirements.

Phase II (from January 1, 2026)

Phase II will begin after the end of the transition period, from January 1, 2026.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently updated the Industry Labelling Tool, to reflect changes to other components of the Front of Package regulatory package, such as the provisions for high intensity sweetener and the addition of vitamin D to foods. This fulfills a CFIA commitment under Phase I of the multi-year implementation plan for these amendments.

Refer to Health Canada’s Front-Of-Package (FOP) Nutrition Labelling for additional details.