Since the early 90s, FHCP and the food and consumer products industry have worked in partnership with Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to put effective food allergen labelling requirements in place.
The industry actively consults with the government to find a way to make allergen precautionary labelling more consistent and easier for consumers to understand. This includes our recent active participation in the consultation process that led to the development of new food labelling regulations.
FHCP member companies have taken numerous steps to address the needs of consumers with food allergies/sensitivities. Member companies made changes to product packaging to help consumers make more informed choices about the foods they buy and to manufacturing processes to reduce the potential for cross contact with major food allergens.
FHCP will continue to work with the government and our members on implementing the new labelling requirements.