Updates for Labeling, Coding and Marking in Canada and United States    

Canada
  • Gluten and Sulphites must be declared as Allergens.  – Effective August 4, 2012 http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr-cp/_2011/2011_23-eng.php

  • Senator proposes new maple syrup labeling rules. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/02/01/maple-syrup-canada-nancy-greene_n_1247069.html
  USA
  • Mandatory Nutritional Labeling 40 Top Meat and Poultry Products and Lean/Fat Ratios Required – Effective March 1, 2012 http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/12/29/2010-32485/nutrition-labeling-of-single-ingredient-products-and-ground-or-chopped-meat-and-poultry-products


  • Menu Nutritional Labeling - Proposed Rule – April 6, 2011 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-7940.htm


  • Vending Nutritional Labeling – Proposed Rule – April 6, 2011 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-8037.htm

  • IFT/FDA Tracing Pilot Programs for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Webcast - February 1, 2012 http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/focus-areas/food-safety-and-defense/traceability.aspx

  • US Appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) – “Dolphin Safe” labeling - September 15, 2011 report http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/january/us-appeal-wto-dolphin-safe-tuna-labeling-dispute-m

  • Proposed HB 1650-FN –  “Made in New Hampshire” and Sold in New     Hampshire – Exempt from FSMA http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1650.html

  • Proposed S.B. 34 – “Made in Utah”, “Grown in Utah” or “produced in Utah” and sold in Utah – Exempt form FSMA http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/sbillint/sb0034.pdf

  • Menu Nutritional Labeling - Proposed Rule – April 6, 2011 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-7940.htm

  • Vending Nutritional Labeling – Proposed Rule – April 6, 2011 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-8037.htm

  • IFT/FDA Tracing Pilot Programs for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Webcast - February 1, 2012 http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/focus-areas/food-safety-and-defense/traceability.aspx

  • US Appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) – “Dolphin Safe” labeling - September 15, 2011 report http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/january/us-appeal-wto-dolphin-safe-tuna-labeling-dispute-m

  • Proposed HB 1650-FN –  “Made in New Hampshire” and Sold in New     Hampshire – Exempt from FSMA http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1650.html

  • Proposed S.B. 34 – “Made in Utah”, “Grown in Utah” or “produced in Utah” and sold in Utah – Exempt form FSMA http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/sbillint/sb0034.pdf
Source: SGS Food Safety Services ( www.foodsafety.sgs.com)