Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have determined that AquAdvantage Salmon “is as safe and nutritious for humans and livestock as conventional salmon.” Approving the genetically engineered (GE) salmon for sale in Canada, the two agencies cited a similar decision issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2015.

“Health Canada requires labelling for food products, including genetically modified foods, where clear, scientifically established health risks or significant changes to the nutritional qualities of the food have been identified and can be mitigated through labelling,” concludes the agency. “In this case, given that no health and safety concerns were identified, there are no special labeling requirements for AquAdvantage Salmon.” See Health Canada News Release, May 19, 2016.