July 13, 2012:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding industry that the enhanced labeling regulations for food allergens come into force on August 4, 2012. The regulations were announced on February 16, 2011. At that time, the CFIA and Health Canada posted an advisory stating that industry would have 18 months to bring their labels into compliance.
CFIA and Health Canada are encouraging companies to adjust their labels based on the new regulations as soon as possible to provide consumers with important allergy information and to ensure compliance by the August 4, 2012 deadline.
Effective August 4, 2012, products that contain undeclared allergens will be subject to CFIA compliance and enforcement activities which may include product recalls where there is a risk to consumers.
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