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"Product of Israel" Wine Labelling

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regrets the outcome of the wine labelling assessment which led to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's (LCBO) response regarding products from two wineries labelled as "Product of Israel".

In our assessment, we did not fully consider the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA).

Further clarification of the CIFTA (Article 1.4.1b) indicates that these wines adhere to the Agreement and therefore we can confirm that the products in question can be sold as currently labelled.

The CFIA will be following up with the LCBO to correct our original response.

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