Here are a few helpful links on the Government of Canada, Health Canada, and CFIA websites that companies can monitor to help keep informed of regulatory or administrative changes.


Canada Gazette – Official newspaper of the Government of Canada. Learn about new statutes, new and proposed regulations, administrative board decisions and public notices.

Health-related consultations – Take part in Government of Canada consultations on health-related topics.

Health Canada Food Additives e-notice – A free service to stay on top of issued advice as well as regulatory and scientific developments in the area of food additives in Canada.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy.

List of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods – Sets out the level of residue that could safely remain in the tissue or food product derived from a food-producing animal that has been treated with a veterinary drug.

Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides – Health Canada must determine whether the consumption of the maximum amount of residues, that are expected to remain on food products when a pesticide is used according to label directions, will not be a concern to human health.

Health Canada – Consumer product safety – Search the maximum residue limit (MRL) database for MRLs regulated under the Pest Control Products Act.

Health Canada – Subscribe for updates – Recalls and safety alerts


International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) – Global association representing the industry that creates, produces and sells flavorings worldwide.

IOFI Global Reference List (GRL) – Compendium of flavoring materials that are considered to be safe for their intended use by one or more internationally recognized assessment bodies.

Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) – Comprised of flavor manufacturers, flavor users and flavor ingredient suppliers.

International Fragrance Association (IFRA) – Global representative body of the fragrance industry. It seeks to represent the collective interests of the industry and promote the safe use of fragrances.

European Flavour Association (EFFA) – the voice of flavour in Europe, leading a Europe-wide strategy to the benefit of the flavour industry, its customers and consumers alike

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) – As a global leader in value-added ingredients we have a diverse portfolio of products. See how we apply science & creativity for a better world!

Institute of Food Technologists – Flavor Forecast – Flavorists, chefs, and trendspotters predict the leading flavor trends that consumers will seek out in the coming year on their quest for global taste experiences and healthier foods and beverages