Flashcards in Food Labelling Deck (89)
What are the 4 dimensions of Food Labelling?
1) Legal framework
2) Roles and responsibilities
3) Nutritional analysis
4) Employment outlook
Food labelling is about _____ and ____ the public about the foods they buy
Informing and protecting
In the legal framework, what are the three branches of legislation?
What is the international organization?
FAO/WHO (United Nations)
What are the federal organizations? (2)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
What is the provincial organization?
(Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
What is the "Codex Alimentarius"?
International standards established by the WHO and FAO to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in food trade
Codex Alimnetarius focuses on ____
food quality and safety
Give some examples of food safety and quality
-Maximum limits for food additives
-Residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs
What serves in many cases as a basis for national legislation?
The codex alimentarius
The international Food Standards "Codex Alimentarius" involves which international organizations?
In Canada, how is food labelling governed?
By regulations which define the application and enforcement of the law
When were amendments to food and drug regulations related to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colours made? How long does the food industry have to transition?
Made on December 14, 2016
The food industry has until December 13, 2021 to transition
What is the federal regulating organizations in Canada? (2)
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada
In a hierarchal representation, the federal regulating organizations (Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) are aided by which organization?
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
In a hierarchal representation the federal regulating organizations (Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) are at the top. Which 5 Acts and Regulations are below them? (FF-MAC)
Food and Drug
Canada Agricultural Products
Which 5 Acts and Regulations (FF-MAC) are soon the be replaced by the Safe Food for Canadian Act & Regulations?
Canada Agricultural products
When will the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into full force?
January 15th, 2019
Give some examples of the current Cananda Agricultural Products Acts (part of F-MAC which will become the Safe Food for Canadians regulation)
-Fresh fruit and vegetable products
-Licensing and Arbitration
In addition the Federal Acts & Regulations, Canadian provinces may have their own Acts and Regulations, in Quebec the two main Acts & Regulations are: (MO)
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ)
Office de la langue francaise (OLF)
MAPAQ regulates _____ acts, such as regulations respecting ____ and _____.
OLF regulates ______ acts, such as regulations respecting the _____ of commerce and business.
Charter of the French Language
(T/F) Since all Canadian businesses must comply with federal regulations, provincial regulation may only be stricter that Canadian regulations
How is responsibility of inspections and enforcement shared?
Between Canada and the provinces
(T/F) Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of the new Safe Food for Canadian Act or provisions of the regulation is guilty of an offence
Could jail time occur if there is an offence made against the Safe Food for Canadians Act?
Yes, < 5 years
Fine of < 1,000,000$
(T/F) Food and Drugs Act is regulated at the provincial level
Food and Drugs Act falls under FF-MAC, which is regulated under federal organizations (Health Canada and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
What are the key words in Section 5 (1) of the Food and Drugs Act?
No person shall (label, package, treat, sell) any food in a manner that is (false, misleading, deceptive) regarding its (character, value, quantity, safety)
In essence, the Section 5 (1) of the Food and Drugs Act states you cannot ____ or ____ the consumer