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Study claims bt toxin found in human blood

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Canadian researchers have allegedly detected the presence of Cry1Ab toxin in human blood, raising questions about whether "pesticides associated to genetically modified GM foods (PAGMF)" break down during digestion as previously claimed

Health Canada says BPA in canned foods poses no risk; Germany advises manufacturers to find alternatives

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Canada, Germany, USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Health Canada's Bureau of Chemical Safety has released a survey of bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods that finds low rates of exposure and no risk to public health

Health Canada seeks feedback on potential changes to gluten-free labelling

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 21 2010

Health Canada has issued a proposed policy intent that would update current gluten-free labelling guidelines to reduce risks related to the accidental consumption of undeclared gluten and expand choices for consumers following a gluten-free diet

Sodium Working Group in Canada issues report

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Canadian Sodium Working Group (SWG) has released a report detailing a three-pronged strategy that aims to reduce the public's salt consumption

Canada to place BPA on list of toxic substances

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Environment Canada has reportedly announced its intention to placebisphenol A (BPA) on the country's list of toxic substances within eight to10 weeks, thus ending a regulatory process started in April 2008 when thegovernment first banned polycarbonate baby bottles

Canadian health ministers agree to reduce dietary salt standards

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2010

Canadian health ministers reportedly met in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to discuss several health initiatives, including a plan to reduce the daily recommended intake of sodium to 2,300 mg from 3,400 mg by 2016

Health Canada strengthens food allergen and gluten source labeling

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 18 2011

Canada Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq has announced revisions to food allergen labeling regulations with the aim of reducing the number of food recalls and adverse reactions

Quebec establishes new venture capital fund to invest in biotech research

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 24 2011

Quebec's Charest administration has reportedly launched the third of three new venture capital funds to provide more than $41 million for investment in biotechnology research

Health Canada outlines new energy drink rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 14 2011

Health Canada recently announced new measures that would reclassify energy drinks as food instead of a natural health product (NHP), thus requiring each can to bear a nutritional facts table

Health Canada releases voluntary sodium guidelines for processed foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 15 2012

Health Canada recently issued “Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods” as part of its effort “to help Canadians achieve the average sodium intake goal of 2300 mg per day by 2016.”