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Understanding Canadian Labelling Regulations Just Got a Little Easier

Join the CDI for a Question and Answer evening with Health Canada - September 20 @ 7 pm EST


Labelling on food is essential for Canadians to make informed decisions about the foods they purchase and consume. By providing detailed information about the nutritional content, ingredients, and potential allergens, food labels empower individuals to choose healthier options that align with their dietary needs and preferences. Additionally, clear and accurate labelling allows consumers to identify potential risks or concerns, such as high levels of sodium or added sugars. Overall, food labelling plays a crucial role in promoting a healthier and more informed society.


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Avoiding specific foods and ingredients is crucial for individuals with food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances. It poses a significant health challenge that requires careful attention and consideration. By being mindful of these dietary restrictions, individuals can prioritize their well-being and avoid potential adverse reactions.


a photo of gluten free sign surrounded by food

A gluten-free claim refers to any statement on the label or in advertisements indicating that a food product is free of gluten. To be considered "gluten-free," the food must meet the requirements outlined in section B.24.018 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). It is important for claims about the absence of certain ingredients or substances to be accurate and not misleading.

Health Canada states that:

"any gluten that is present due to cross-contamination in a food labelled gluten-free should be as low as reasonably achievable and must not surpass 20 ppm of gluten, a level that is considered protective for the majority of people with Celiac disease."

Learn more about the Q&A event

Join the Canadian Dietary Institute for a live, online information session on food labelling rules and regulations. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices about the food you consume. Led by a Health Canada representative, this session will include an informative presentation followed by a Q&A period to address any questions or concerns you may have about the new regulations.


We encourage you to submit your questions (email info@dietaryinstitute.com) in advance so that we can ensure Health Canada covers all relevant topics. There will be limited time at the end of the presentation for live questions.


We look forward to providing you with clear and helpful information during this session.

Infographic understanding Canadian food labels

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