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Program Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is currently not available.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Canadian food regulations. Compliance is like a big jigsaw puzzle of laws and regulations, and this course shows how all the pieces fit together. Understanding the mechanics of regulations is an essential part of compliance and allows a more effective approach to modernization, such as the transition to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Ask questions of leading experts in the field of food regulations and learn how to navigate the complex regulatory landscape. Through presentations, group activities and case studies, this two-day program reviews food regulations in Canada.

Program Benefits

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the federal and provincial regulatory landscape and how it affects interprovincial and international trade
  • Categorize and compare product classifications and jurisdictional considerations
  • Appreciate how laws and regulations are made, and have a better sense of the timing of their changes
  • Appreciate how interim marketing authorizations (IMAs), marketing authorizations (MAs) and temporary marketing authorizations (TMALs) influence food compliance
  • Appreciate the role of documents incorporated by reference (e.g. organic standards, food additives, etc.)
  • Define and understand the federal acts and regulations affecting the sale of food in Canada
  • Appreciate how the new Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations will govern foods in Canada, where it continues from other legislation and where it is headed in the future
  • Discuss the Food and Drug Regulations as they relate to food composition, ingredient declaration, processed food identity, dietary fibre and novel fibres, novel foods and food additives
  • Distinguish between mandatory and voluntary food label information
  • Appreciate compliance resources and how to use them
  • Outline the types and requirements of health claims permitted on food in Canada
  • Discuss the regulations governing allergen declaration
  • Identify and discuss Health Canada’s new policy on energy drinks
  • Review the genesis of the Natural Health Product Regulations
  • Appreciate the timing of food regulatory modernization

Please see Understanding Food Regulations – Virtual for a one-day virtual instructor-led training course covering the regulatory topics addressed in day one of this course

Who Should Attend
  • Food Inspectors
  • Food Safety & Quality Consultants
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Food Scientists
  • Food Service Personnel
  • Food Technologists
  • Global Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Personnel
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Inspectors
  • Marketing Personnel
  • Nutritionist
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • Plant Managers/Supervisors
  • Product Development Personnel
  • Production Managers/Supervisors
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • R&D Personnel
  • Regulatory Authorities & Personnel

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact nsflearn@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

On-Site Training

This program is available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.