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This consultation closed 2013-09-30


The objective of the Food Labelling Modernization initiative is to develop a more modern food labelling system that can respond to today’s challenges and those of the future.

This initiative will focus on foods, as well as the review of CFIA food labelling frameworks and regulatory, program design and delivery systems. It will not include food labelling activities that fall under the mandate of other government departments (such as Health Canada).

While the Food Labelling Modernization will concentrate only on the areas within its focus, we will direct any comments or issues that fall outside this focus to the appropriate government organization, as needed.  We will work with Health Canada and other government organizations to align our modernization initiatives.

As part of the Food Labelling Modernization initiative, we would like to engage you on the current food labelling system under CFIA mandate and scope, through this online consultation questionnaire.


This questionnaire is only one of the ways we will be engaging you. It is important that you read the Food Labelling Modernization Discussion Paper.

The questionnaire contains two parts:

  • A demographic section which will help navigate you to questions targeted to you. This will also help us to better understand your specific issues and needs and ensure that we are getting responses from a broad range of stakeholders.
  • A series of short-answer questions, where you can provide your feedback on issues in our four key areas.
    1. Roles, Responsibilities and Partnerships: Improve compliance by effectively balancing the roles and responsibilities between consumers, industry and government.
    2. Regulation: Continue to better protect consumers and support industry innovation by strengthening the regulatory framework, while considering global standards and approaches.
    3. Policy and Program Development: Enhance compliance by developing effective policies and programs that are based on risk; facilitate partnerships and support consistency.
    4. Service Delivery and IM/IT: Improve service delivery by applying standardized inspection approaches based on risk and prevention, and supported by appropriate services and tools.

On average, it should take approximately 30 minutes to complete this consultation questionnaire. The time will vary depending on the individual.

You can save your feedback and return to the questions at any time, by clicking on the "save" button.

Important: The closing date for your comments and suggestions has changed. Please provide us with your comments and suggestions before September 30, 2013.

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