Urgent: There’s Revised CFIA Guidances You Need to Know About!
CFIA publishes outcomes-based policy for natural claims allowing new flexibilities with evidence This new guidance allows much more flexibility for the interpretation of the use of the word natural on a package, but if the use strays from the original list of “when okay to use” than the company making…Read More
Driving Dangers: How to Avoid Distracted Driving
Driving distracted–even for a moment–can lead to a catastrophe. Below is an infographic that features all of the dangers distracted driving entails. Avoid distracted driving at all costs.Read More
You want me to do WHAT?!
One of the most critically important parts of Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations is the need for a written, tested, and working recall system. This system goes hand-in-hand with traceability. Your recall program is a foundational food safety requirement; you must prepare for when you have…Read More
Blog Post, Uncategorized
I need to do WHAT?!
Canada’s new food regulations and Traceability Starting July 2020, anyone who makes food that is shipped across provincial boundaries, is exported, or is imported, including the ingredients that are used for further processing, will need a written and tested traceability program. Importers responsible for importing food must have written and…Read More
I need to do WHAT Complaints Handling?
Making Canada’s new food rules work for your business Consumer Complaints Handling Under Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations food businesses that sell food across provincial boundaries, or import or export food, will need a licence to conduct business. Without a licence, your products could be detained at your…Read More
Blog Post, Regulatory
FAQ’s – Ready for Regs
Let our experts tailor-make a food safety program that meets new regulations and fits your business” – and mention some food commodity categories, particularly those in the previously non-registered sector, as those importers will have the most questions. July 2020 is the date when Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians…Read More
MY TAKE ON THE COMPLIANCE BLITZ
24% non-compliance rate for road transportation of dangerous goods resulting from compliance enforcement blitz. I read with great concern the results of the compliance blitz that resulted from over 9,200 inspections in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The North-American wide blitz covered ground transportation of dangerous goods shipments from…Read More
Cannabis one year later
Its hard to believe that a year has come and gone so quickly. One year ago, on October 17th the Canadian government legalized cannabis for recreation use. One of the statistics that leaped out at me was from Ontario regarding the estimated number of potentially “cannabis-impaired” drivers out on the road…Read More
What is the Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) and what it isn’t?
I see too many safety data sheets (SDS) with information on ingredients or the product that states on the Domestic Substances List or Non-Domestic Substances List. The inference is that the chemical product and/or its ingredients are OK to ship to Canada because they are on the DSL or the…Read More
Second Saturday of September
The second Saturday of September marks the annual World’s First Aid Day which happened this past Saturday September the 14th. I must apologize as I hadn’t heard of this until scraping news feeds for my weekly newsletter for Responsible Distribution Canada. I remember earning my first aid merit badge as…Read More