Regulatory Compliance Solutions for Food and Beverage in Canada and USA

Become compliant with food and beverage regulations in Canada and USA with expert assistance from Quality Smart Solutions. We help you with training, product classification, auditing, and safety & quality measures.

Food and Beverage Industry in Canada and USA

The food and beverage industry contains online sale of packages and fresh foods (not baby food), delicacies, and beverages. It includes sale of vegetables, fruit, snacks, pasta, refrigerated products, soft drinks, frozen food, alcoholic drinks, etc. Online shops, large supermarkets, and warehouse stores are the most significant channel for the online sale of food and beverage. 

F&B is the second largest industry in Canada when it comes to production value. It is more than 16% of total manufacturing sales, contributing 2% of the national GDP. In USA, the food and beverage industry has been projected to reach US$18,702m in 2020. 

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Why Need for Food & Beverage Regulatory Compliance in Canada and USA?

Health Canada monitors non-health and safety regulations related to food packaging, labelling, and advertising in Canada. FDA in USA regulates all foods and food ingredients for sale except poultry, meat, and certain processed egg products. Failure to meet agencies’ regulatory compliance will lead to heavy penalties. Your products may be banned from sale in the traditional or online market. To ensure that your products comply with Health Canada and FDA’s regulations, you must develop foods with enhanced nutritional value, nutrient information in a standardized format, and meet label compliance. Some regulatory requirements are specific to certain food products, such as seafood, low-acid canned food, or juice whereas other requirements apply to all food businesses.

Food & Beverage Compliance

Food Directorate division supervised by Health Canada is accountable for the safety and nutritional information for conventional and supplemented foods.

Nutrition Facts Tables

Providing nutritional information such as calories, serving size, percent daily value (% DV) of foods, and including the listing of 13 nutrients is mandatory.

FDA Regulations

FDA asks food manufacturers, packers, processors, distributors for certain records to identify all food products handled by them are safe and healthy for use.

Nutrition Labeling

Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and Fair Packaging and Labelling Act govern foods and nutrition labeling.

Food Facility Registration

Registering with FDA is mandatory even before beginning any activities if you manufacture, pack, process or stock food for human or animal consumption in USA.

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