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Did you know that Health Canada has an office to help you if you have a concern, complaint, or enquiry about how the Department administers the Food and Drugs Act?

The Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office (FDALO) works to address issues between individuals, businesses, organizations and Health Canada related to the application of the Food and Drugs Act. The Office was created to increase openness and transparency between the Department and stakeholders like you.

We receive your complains, concerns, or enquiries and work...

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FoodProWest Expanded – Book the Date!

Abbotsford, BC, February 5, 2010. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural FoodProWest, the BC Food Processors Association has broadened the 2010 event to include breakfast (with a keynote) as well as professional development sessions.

Date: June 4, 2010 Venue: Ballroom of the Delta Burnaby an the Grand Villa Casino

FoodProWest is the premier event for B.C. food processors to meet, to network and to learn.

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"The proposed Food Safety Amendment (Farm Gate Sales) Act takes a step backwards in protecting public health while doing nothing significant to help encourage safe, local food production," says Robin Smith, Chair of the Board of Directors of the BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA). "There are better ways to do this: and we are working on them." BC introduced the Meat Inspection Regulation in 2004. "BC has no choice but to join the rest of the world in response to increasing public health concerns about animal‐ and food‐borne disease," Smith emphasizes. "Livestock for meat should be...


Food allergies among Canadians have received a great deal of media attention lately. Most allergic reactions to food are caused by nine categories of foods. Even trace amounts of those foods can cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in some people. It’s Your Health (IYH) has produced a new article on Food Allergies.


Please see this information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade site. "As you may be aware, Canada and the European Union announced the launch of negotiations towards a comprehensive economic agreement on May 6, 2009, at the Canada-EU Summit. In order to ensure that Canadian priorities are taken into account during the negotiations, the Government of Canada is consulting with Canadian stakeholders with an interest in the EU market. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has now