Method of production claims on food labels
As outlined in the Overview section, all method of production claims provided on food labels or in advertising must be accurate, truthful, and must not mislead or deceive the consumer. During compliance and enforcement activities carried out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), regulated parties should be able to substantiate the claims.
Acceptable manners to substantiate a method of production claim include:
- third party audit
- valid documentation, or
- non-government certification programs
All documents used to substantiate a method of production claim must be made available to a CFIA inspector upon request.
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