Food Labels for Canada and the USA
Food Label Consulting Services from FTC International
Food Labeling is a complex array of confusing regulations, rules and requirements that vary with product, pack size, serving size. We have the expertise to guide you through the regulatory maze of laws and regulations, and help you bring your product to market.
In both countries, the minimum requirement is the Common Name, Net Weight/Volume, Ingredient Declaration, Nutrition Facts, producer name & contact information, and allergen declaration.
Canada requires bilingual (English/French) information on all sales. For sales in Québec, the font sizes must be greater than or equal to the English text. The US permits bilingual information, as long as English is first. The Canadian government requires that the Core information is bilingual, not necessarily the marketing text. Marketing text is any information that provides the consumer with information that is not part of the Core Information.
In practicality, to sell products in Canada, all text should be fully bilingual. Retailers will expect it, and the Quebec government strictly enforces violations of their language laws.
Food Label Claims are used extensively, aiming for a competitive advantage. They include Health Claims, Nutritent Content Claims, Negative Cliams and Quality Claims.
How we do a Food Food Label Review
Preliminary Food Label Compliance Review
Review of all aspects of product labels, either to FDA or CFIA standards, including ingredient declaration, nutrition facts panel, net contents declaration, country of origin, bilingual content (including translation if required). You will receive a detailed report of all the items that need to be brought into compliance
Final Food Label Compliance Review
Once you, or your graphic artist have revised all the items detailed in the report, we will conduct a pre-press review of all final artwork for label accuracy and compliance with Canadian CFIA or US FDA standards.
One-time Regulatory Support
Have issues with specific aspects of a label? Nutrient content claims? An hour’s worth of answers on the spot.
Through partnerships with European consultants we can offer compliance reviews with most European jurisdictions, including translation of most languages
Contact us for a quote today!