This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B6L37G

Complex nutritional labelling requirements for imported food and drinks in Canada

in Canada

Trade barrier summary

Food and drink products require specific nutritional labelling in Canada. The requirements can be difficult for importers to understand and meet.

The Canadian Compendium of Nutritional Facts requires nutritional labels to include (but are not limited to):

- cholesterol levels
- sodium
- iron
- suggested serving sizes
- other components

There is also a requirement to translate nutritional information into Canadian French, which is different to the French language used on European labelling. This can be complex because some ingredient and scientific terms are not commonly known.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

19 January 2021

Last updated

23 September 2021

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