The Canadian Food Label


Instructors: Derrick Swint, Abdesselam Benlembarek
Product ID: 705209

  • Duration: 90 Min
The food label is one of the most important tools Canadian consumers can use to make informed choices about healthy and safe foods. Canadian food legislation has specific requirements for food manufacturers regarding what to include on a food label and how it should be presented. This course will review the basic requirements of the Canadian Food label, including requirements for the location and size of the common name, net quantity declaration, list of ingredients and allergen labeling, identity and principal place of business, date markings, nutritional labeling, bilingual requirements, irradiation, and sweeteners. For manufacturers of food products for consumption in Canada wishing to ensure compliance to the latest nutritional labeling standard, this course offers an overview of the necessary elements to ensure compliance.
Last Recorded Date: May-2017


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Why Should You Attend:

This course will follow the guidelines set forth in the Guide to Food Labeling and Advertising as set forth by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada and will highlight new regulatory requirements that have recently been implemented.

The course will provide information on both food labeling and advertising requirements as well as policies which apply to statements and claims made for foods and alcoholic beverages and will be a reference of compliance for food manufacturers producing foods to be consumed in Canada. Guidance offered in this course will comply with regulations set forth by the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), Food and Drugs Regulations (FDR), Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA), Consumer Packaging and Labeling Regulations (CPLR), and other relevant regulations. At the end of the course, manufacturers will be understand current label requirements and will be able to ensure compliance at their facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the elements required on Canadian food labels for various products (food, beverage, specialty products) as defined by regulatory agencies and industry associations including:
    • Core labelling requirements
    • Claims and statements
    • Food-specific label requirements
    • Bi-lingual requirements and additional regulations for French language labelling
  • Understand the role the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, and other related agencies play when determining food labeling requirements
  • Perform a mock self-assessment of labels using the Labelling Requirements Checklist provided by the CFIA.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • The required elements of the Canadian food label
  • Key legislations and Acts governing current label requirements
  • Defining the roles of the CFIA and related regulatory agencies regarding food nutrition labels
  • Tools and resources available to ensure regulatory compliance for Canadian food labeling
  • Frequently asked questions for common Canadian food labeling issues

Who Will Benefit:

  • Senior leadership and management
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Managers and Supervisors
  • Regulatory Managers
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Production and Operations Personnel
  • Third Party Consultants servicing related facilities
  • Marketing
  • Business development
Instructor Profile:
Derrick Swint

Derrick Swint
Principal Consultant, Zoetic Global Consulting

Derrick Swint's career has been shaped by his floor experience in the food manufacturing industry. Through the course of his career, he has worked several leadership roles in Sanitation, Pest Control, and Environmental Services. His many responsibilities have including coordinating programs such as developing and scheduling the Master Sanitation Program Schedule, SSOP development, scheduling sanitation in SAP, developing and scheduling housekeeping audits, internal audits, corrective/preventive action programming, and CIP administrator. Derrick has extensive years of bakery experience. He has been responsible for implementing many programs internally. Along with assisting with PCQI development, his food safety credentials include Certified Sanitarian, HACCP, Certified CIP Manager and Licensed Pest Control Operator and has additionally obtained certifications in BRC, SQF, and ISO 22000.

Abdesselam Benlembarek

Abdesselam Benlembarek
Principal Consultant, Zoetic Global Consulting

Abdesselam Benelmbarek, Director of International Programs, Zoetic Global Consulting, with a master in agro-food engineering, has spent several years in the food industry as HACCP coordinator and quality manager with a wide knowledge and mastery of the HACCP system. Abdesselam’s industry experience spans many references, including PASA, FSSC22000, SQF, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000. In addition to GFSI, over the years he has gained experience in setting up HACCP systems, internal and external audits, training of quality assurance and GMP staff. On top of all this is added knowledge of continuous improvement by participating in the implementation of IL6S as well as training colleagues, RCA, 5W and 12 steps. Abdesselam has several certificates obtained such as HACCP, GFSI Audit and IL6S and certified to give the Work Place Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and. Mr. Benlembarek is fluent in English, French, and Arabic languages.

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