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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 approves stevia for tabletop and food use
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2012

Health Canada has issued a notice of modification adding steviol glycosides derived from the stevia plant to its list of permitted sweeteners


UBC researchers receive $7.2 million to develop pulmonary disease test
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2013

Two University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have received CAN$7.2 million (US$6.8 million) to develop a test that will identify patients at


Health Canada says BPA in canned foods poses no risk; Germany advises manufacturers to find alternatives
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • 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


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


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


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


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 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


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