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Welcome to the Policy Issues Section

Policy issues that impact the baking industry may include government regulations, government/international guidelines, food production issues, and nutrition/nutrient information. The section provides brief information on policy topics of interest to members of the Baking Association of Canada.

Treasury Board Secretariat Consultation
In this submission BAC focused its comments on part two of the  Regulatory Review and included many of the comments already submitted in part one of the consultation (September 2018)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Labelling Modernization Canada Gazette Part I
BAC focused its comments on the following areas:

1. Best Before Date

2. Foreign state of origin of imported food

3. Location and Legibility

4. Highlighting Ingredients

BAC continues to oppose the requirement for % of ingredient highlighted through words or pictures on the label for reasons of space availability in the list of ingredients and for ingredient confidentiality.

NEW! Safe Food for Canadians Licence Tutorial [Click Here]


  • Adventitious presence of allergens (click here
  • Use of precautionary statements
    • Mustard Allergy Thresholds (click here)
    • The Baking Industry's Response to the Food Allergen Cross Contamination Challenge 2010 (click here)
    • BAC precautionary Labelling Submission 2010 (click here)

Canadian Food Inspection

  • CFIA Regulatory Modernization (click here)

  • Presentations from Bakery Showcase 2014

                    Food Program Framework (click here)

                    Regulatory Modernization (click here)

Food and Nutrition Labelling

  • Food Labelling Modernization (TBD)

  • Proposed Nutrition Labelling Changes (TBD)


Ingredients and Flavours


Nutrients of Concern

  • Gluten and Gliadin (TBD)


  • Sodium

                      Health Canada's Guiding Benchmark Sodium Reduction Levels
                                for Bakery Products (click here)

                      Baking Industry Success and Challenges in Sodium Reduction (click here)

  • Sugar
                High Fructose Corn Syrup (click here)

  •  Trans fat
                Trans fat fact sheet (click here)
                 Trans fat levels in the marketplace (click here)

Nutrition and Wellness

Letter to Senetor : Child Health Protection Act - An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act [prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed to children] (click here)

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