Labelling, standards of identity and grades

The food label is one of the most important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers. It is one of the primary means by which consumers differentiate between individual foods and brands to make informed purchasing choices.

Information on labelling, standards of identity and grades

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out the requirements for all foods that are imported, exported and inter-provincially traded. Some traceability, labelling and advertising provisions also apply to intra-provincially traded foods. Requirements of standards of identity and grades have been included in documents incorporated by reference.

Companies must adhere to requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) in addition to those under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and SFCR.

The information below outlines the main changes to labelling, standards of identity and grade requirements under the SFCR.

Food and Drug Regulations - updates

Food labelling coordination

Food Product Innovation

Notice to industry

Additional information