Health Canada can boast of several regulatory achievements during the past 18 months, including the implementation of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) regulations, new controls for salmonella in frozen raw breaded chicken products, and the long-awaited revision of the Canadian Food Guide. In recent months, Health Canada has introduced limits for heavy metals, launched food fraud activities, and rolled out new rules for cannabis edibles. Moving forward, Canadian authorities will implement the next phase of the SFCA regulations in January 2020, and continue efforts to improve public health through proper nutrition.

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Highlights:

  • The FDA has found PFAS present at detectable levels in various foods supporting an EPA 2016 health advisory.
  • PFAS are listed as possible carcinogens and are linked to other health concerns.
  • Foods grown in contaminated soils, irrigated with contaminated water, or in contact with certain food wrappings may contain PFAS.
  • Media discussions on PFAS hazards have further raised consumer awareness.
  • Monitoring ingredients and packaging reduce contamination risk.

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