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Best Answer Scampi, 06 October 2015 - 04:52 PM

For Canada labelling requirements you need to search through the Health Canada website for the requirements

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#1 MDG

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:27 PM

Hello,

 

We are planning to develop the food label (Ice cream) for USA and Canada. It is permitted to put the regulatory requirement on the same label.

 

Website was checked but no clear guidelines was found.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:24 PM

Hello,

 

We are planning to develop the food label (Ice cream) for USA and Canada. It is permitted to put the regulatory requirement on the same label.

 

Website was checked but no clear guidelines was found.

 

Hi MDG,

 

I suggest you pass the question to yr likely importer. They have to know.


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Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 04:52 PM   Best Answer

For Canada labelling requirements you need to search through the Health Canada website for the requirements


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:27 PM

US labeling requirements are different than Canada requirements.  Even the allergen declarations are different.  We're a US manufacturer shipping product domestically as well as to Canada.  We have separate labels for each country.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:50 PM

As do we, even what's considered an actual egg (in the context for allergens) varies from Canada to the US. Your labels will also require approval prior to shipment, and if I were you, prior to manufacture. Some additives are not allowed in US or Canada.....


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 05:29 PM

"even what's considered an actual egg (in the context for allergens) varies from Canada to the US."

 

Have any specifics on it?  I wasn't aware...and I had better be.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

for our product for Canadian consumers we must declare egg, our product entering the united states does NOT need the same declaration as it is not chicken eggs..the rationale is the proteins that cause the allergy are not the same from species to species

This came from a Dr working for the USDA, i was gobsmacked! 

Please note: this may not apply to all, we produce raw poultry (not chicken!)


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