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.
For information on the regulatory process please visit the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Web site.
All health and safety standards under the Food and Drug Regulations are enforced by the 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 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.