Comment on: Proposed changes to beer compositional standards
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from June 16, 2018 to September 14, 2018
About the consultation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a 90-day public consultation on proposed changes to beer compositional standards under the Food and Drug Regulations.
The Government of Canada is moving forward to modernize its regulations related to beer compositional standards in order to better reflect the tastes and preferences of consumers, and allow for industry innovation.
Proposed changes would remove duplication of the standard for ale, stout, porter and malt liquor, make it clearer for brewers which ingredients could be used, and allow industry to be more innovative in product development, while maintaining the integrity of beer.
The proposed changes also include labelling changes that would require brewers to identify food allergens, gluten sources or added sulphites.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The CFIA wanted to hear from:
- Distributors and retailers, including provincial liquor boards
- Consumers and the general public
- Health Associations
- International partners
- What We Heard Report – Consultation on the proposed amendments to Canada's beer standards of identity
Director, Consumer Protection and Market Fairness Division
Food Safety and Consumer Protection Directorate
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road, Tower 2, Floor 6
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