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Healthy Eating Made Easy (or at least Easier)?

Want to eat healthy but not sure how?  Health Canada’s got your back!

Health Canada just announced proposed changes to Canadian nutrition labelling. This announcement follows a number of consultations that Health Canada held throughout 2014 with parents, unhealthy consumers and stakeholders about food labels. Responses from the consultations and recent scientific information and research on the eating habits of Canadians. Continue reading

Don’t Play Chicken with the CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently imposed a hefty $160, about it 000 fine on Lilydale Inc. for offences under the Health of Animals Regulations and the Meat Inspection Regulations. According to the posting on their prosecutions bulletin, a CFIA investigation determined that Lilydale had “left chickens in transportation crates, outside in cold weather conditions, which resulted in avoidable distress and/or death”, contrary to paragraph 143(1) (d) of the Health of Animals Regulations and subsection 62(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations.  In response, the CFIA imposed the $160,000 fine. Continue reading

Health Canada’s Modernization Makeover: An Update on the New Food Safety Regulations

As we reported earlier this week, malady the CFIA has released an Overview of the proposed regulations under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (the “SFCA”).  This is the latest deliverable in Health Canada’s modernization makeover, thumb and sets the stage for ongoing consultation on what will become Canada’s new food safety regime. Continue reading


Health Canada has released an Overview of the Proposed Regulations under the SFCA.  This document is intended to inform stakeholders of the proposed changes and provide initial draft regulatory language of the most transformational elements in advance of the formal regulatory consultation process.

We are reviewing the document and will provide a more fulsome summary of it shortly. Continue reading

Booze + Food = a Winning Combination?

On Tuesday, the Ontario government announced it will go ahead with the LCBO Express pilot project first announced two years ago.

LCBO Express stores (staffed by LCBO employees) will be located within, or adjacent to, large grocery stores and will provide a wide range of products, including Ontario wine, spirits and beer. Continue reading

Interview with Tina Brillinger – Mastermind Behind the Global Food Safety Resource

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tina Brillinger, viagra 40mg President and CEO of Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR), about this incredible food safety resource site and her thoughts on the food industry.

Foodlawyer (FL): Thanks for agreeing to speak with us about your experiences in the food industry, Tina, and particularly about Global Food Safety Resource. Continue reading

Health Canada’s Modernization Makeover

Read all about it here:  Davis LLP Food & Beverage Bulletin.



Upcoming Food Safety Summit

Readers,  you all know how passionate I am about the latest rules and regulations around food safety.  On March 5th and 6th, I’ll be attending (and moderating a panel at) the 10th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety, right here in Toronto.

The event promises to be a great one, with many industry experts and regulators in attendance and ample education and networking opportunities.  For more information about the Summit and a detailed agenda, go here. Continue reading

Baby, it’s COLD outside! Keeping Warm at Work

[Sincere thanks  to Dan Black for this blog post!]

Most employers in the food and beverage industry are already well-aware of their legal obligations regarding minimum workplace temperatures.  Nevertheless, viagra with Canada’s ongoing, bitterly cold weather prompting employers and workers alike in almost every industry to think about how best to stay warm (even if only while travelling to and from the workplace!) we figured this would be a good time for a quick review. Continue reading

New things in 2014

Hello readers and Happy New Year!

In this first (of many) posting of 2014,  I’m delighted to let you know that thefoodlawyer has moved!

I’ve recently joined the firm Davis LLP as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Aside from an office with an amazing 60th floor view (seriously – check it out!), Davis offers a wonderful platform for my continued industry-focused approach to the practice of law. photo Continue reading