Canada: Temporary Labeling and Packaging Flexibility for Pre-Packaged Meat Products

In response to industry challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced temporary flexibility, until September 15, 2020, in enforcing some Canadian labeling and packaging regulations for pre-packaged meat products. CFIA has confirmed this flexibility is applicable to both pre-packaged meat products made in Canada and products imported from the United States (ex- product labeled for retail sale in the United States). Label requirements associated with food safety are mandatory and businesses must continue to ensure that traceability documentation is maintained.

Canada: Temporary Labeling and Packaging Flexibility for Pre-Packaged Meat Products