Sesame at the Cross Roads
Further Down the Road
Preparing for the Road Ahead
The proverbial saying, ‘one man’s meat is another man’s poison,’ provides an apt description of the role of gluten in our diet. Gluten is a protein in cereal grains, but its presence in food products can cause serious health problems in those afflicted with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Consumer confidence in the accuracy of “gluten-free” food labels is the backbone of a multi-billion dollar market developed around a food safety issue as well as a nutrition fad. Continue Reading
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.