Monday, July 21, 2008

"Product of Canada" Labeling Requirements

Effective after December 31, 2008, "Product of Canada" Food Labeling Guidelines come into effect.  In brief, “Product of Canada” will require both the contents and processing be Canadian.  For foods that are processed in Canada, but contain imported ingredients, qualified “Made in Canada” labels will be available, such as "Made in Canada from imported ingredients."

The July 15, 2008 Government of Canada News Release is posted at

A Government of Canada Backgrounder entitled "Product of Canada and Made in Canada voluntary claims on food labels and in advertising" is posted at

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