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Food and Nutrition

Canada's Food and Drugs Act & Regulations

Health Canada's Role

Health Canada is responsible for establishing standards for the safety and nutritional quality of all foods sold in Canada. The department exercises this mandate under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act and pursue its regulatory mandate under the Food and Drug Regulations.

Canada's Food and Drugs Act and Regulations

The full text of the Next link will take you to another website Food and Drugs Act and the full text of the Next link will take you to another website Food and Drug Regulations are available on the Department of Justice Web site.

Information on the Regulatory Process

For information on the regulatory process please visit the Next link will take you to another website Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Web site.

Canadian Food Inspections Agency's Role

All health and safety standards under the Food and Drug Regulations are enforced by the Next link will take you to another website Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Agency is also responsible for the administration of non-health and safety regulations concerning food packaging, labelling and advertising.

For more information

For more information about the safety and nutritional quality of foods, contact the Food Directorate or email at food-aliment@hc-sc.gc.ca.

For general information about Health Canada's programs and services, contact Info@hc-sc.gc.ca and your message will be directed to the appropriate area.