Canada’s single-use plastics ban “singles out” foodservice

Canada’s single-use plastics ban, which has been on the cards for years and slowly but surely gathering momentum, is set to take final effect before the end of the year. On June 20, the government of Canada published final regulations to prohibit “harmful” single-use plastics, with a ban on manufacturing and importing most of these […]

Grocery code of practice proposed to address unfair market

Is a grocery code of practice a good idea? That’s the question being discussed at the moment across Canada. Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer, Empire, and an industry group representing food manufacturers recently agreed to a draft grocery code of practice that they say takes aim at unfairness in the market. Food, Health & Consumer Products […]

Competition Bureau encourages re-think of food truck regulations

Restricting the ability of food trucks to compete in the food service industry can reduce consumer choice and stifle innovation. Press release While an influx of tourists make Canada their number one destination this year as part of the country’s 150th birthday celebration, the Competition Bureau is calling on municipalities across the country to give both hungry travellers […]

Wine classifications in Canada: Is it time to change our regulations?

By Jordan Knox The highest classification of wine in Canada is defined by the stamp of the Vintners Quality Alliance or VQA. Seeing this label on a bottle is an indication of certain specifications followed by a winery in producing its product. In recent years, B.C. and Ontario have split the designation with B.C. taking […]

SeaChoice calls for stronger seafood labelling regulations to prevent seafood fraud in Canada

Press release Canada scores an F in regulatory report Canada’s seafood labelling requirements fail consumers, particularly when compared to requirements governing two of our largest export partners, the European Union and the United States, according to a SeaChoice international seafood labelling report card. “We found that Canada had the lowest standard of labelling among the […]

New Danfoss venture Cool.it addresses food safety regulations

Press release Cloud-based Cool.it platform facilitates the collection and sharing of data throughout the cold chain to improve food temperature controls, enable transparency, and help ensure food safety and minimize waste. Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, has announced the development […]

Change to Nova Scotia’s liquor licensing regulations cuts red tape for restaurants

Press release Nova Scotia’s restaurants and their customers will benefit from a change to liquor licensing regulations. Effective Jan. 24, restaurant patrons will be able to order up to two alcoholic drinks without ordering food. Until now, customers had to order food to be served an alcoholic drink or move to the restaurant’s designated lounge […]