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How cannabis brand owners can cover their buds with plant breeders' rights
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • April 16 2018

The federal government is moving quickly towards legalising the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. Although Canada's


Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part II): how cannabis brand owners can cover their “buds” with plant breeders’ rights
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • March 5 2018

The Canadian federal government is moving quickly towards legalizing the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. However


US - Canada joint notice on sea container cleanliness
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Canada
  • October 31 2017

On October 26, 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), US Department of


CFIA Launches DNA-based Projects to Boost Fruit Plant Trade
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Canada
  • August 17 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) oversees food safety, animal health and plant health regulatory programs in Canada. The CFIA works with


Canadian Study Identifies Off-Label Meat in 1 in 5 Sausages
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Canada
  • August 7 2017

Funded by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), University of Guelph researchers have conducted the first-ever Canadian study examining sausage


Health Canada Proposes Updates to Canada’s Food Guide
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Canada
  • August 2 2017

Pursuant to its mandate under the Food and Drugs Act, Health Canada is responsible for setting safety and nutritional quality standards for all foods


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 641
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon and independent


Canada Backtracks Ban on Some "Made in Israel" Wine Labels
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, Israel
  • July 24 2017

Following a July 6 announcement that it would no longer allow the sale of wine made in the West Bank labeled as "Made in Israel," the Canadian Food


CFIA Launches New Online Consultation to Streamline Regs Between Canada and U.S.
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • July 10 2017

The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) is a joint initiative between Canada and the United States that facilitates regulatory


Canadian Food Inspection Agency seeks industry submissions on blended wine labelling
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • June 19 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) is asking for the opinions of industry members and consumers regarding proposed changes to the way