A good look at food fraud – and the need for product traceability.

Sunday morning is usually pretty relaxing - fresh-brewed coffee and a leisurely look at the weekend newspapers. So you can imagine how we sprung quickly into work mode when reading this National Post article about food fraud. It's a compelling read that opens with the 2008 Chinese milk scandal (which killed six infants and sickened … Continue reading A good look at food fraud – and the need for product traceability.

Legalization: One Week Later.

It's been almost a full week since recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada. We dedicated last week's blog to some basics about the Cannabis Act - what is allowed, labeling requirements, and a brief look at the financial side of the industry. This week we're offering some additional information, so read on. Levels of Responsibility Federal … Continue reading Legalization: One Week Later.

O Cannabis: What you need to know about Canada’s Cannabis Act.

In just a few hours, Canada will become only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. The Cannabis Act comes into effect on October 17, 2018. Under this act, persons of legal age (18 or 19, depending on province or territory) will be able to legally carry up to 30 grams of … Continue reading O Cannabis: What you need to know about Canada’s Cannabis Act.

Some answers to your questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

As we've mentioned in previous posts, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into effect on January 15, 2019. Now is the time for food manufacturers and importers/exporters to prepare to be compliant by that deadline. Last week, we watched Livingston's in-depth webinar about the SFCR and what the food sector needs to know … Continue reading Some answers to your questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

A look at the USMCA.

It's quite the start to the work week. After 13 months of (often heated) negotiations, we woke Monday morning to news that a tentative new trade agreement had been reached between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - as it would be called - contains some updated items, and some of … Continue reading A look at the USMCA.