Monthly Archives: July 2013

CFIA wants to hear from you!


Remember when we announced with great enthusiasm recent action in the Canadian food safety world?

Things are continuing to move forward, physician with the CFIA now soliciting comments on the the new regulations to be made under the Safe Food for Canadians Act.   As announced by the CFIA:   Continue reading

No More Dilly Dallying: Court Sets Deadlines for FSMA Regulations

Tick tock.  Tick tock.  Tick tock – know what that is?  That’s the sound of time running out for the FDA!  Industry has been waiting with bated breath for the release and implementation of the Rules that will give the FSMA some teeth.  Deadlines have long come and gone, site with very little action from the FDA.  But all of that may be about to change, doctor thanks to a June 21st Order from the US District Court. Continue reading

Something We’re Really Excited About!

Hello dear readers,

Us here at thefoodlawyer are super excited about an upcoming food regulatory summit:  the Fourth Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit.

The Summit will be taking place on October 22 and 23 in Toronto and is chock-full of amazing sessions.  Speakers include high-ups from the government and industry and topics covered include everything from FSMA, to sustainability, to claims and labelling.  It will no doubt be a great learning and networking opportunity for anyone involved in food in Canada. Continue reading

Tiny Food, Big Business

In the time it takes to read this sentence, your fingernails will grow by roughly a nanometer and the hair on your head will grow almost four nanometers longer.

While these are no-doubt interesting factoids, you’re probably wondering how this relates to food …

Nanoscale science, including nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and (here it comes…) nanoFOODS are becoming more and more of a big deal: we’re seeing a growing movement in many innovative industries, including the food industry, towards nanofication (yes, we made that word up). Continue reading