Of utmost importance is food safety and, hand-in-hand with safety, is ensuring quality and compliance in all your intended markets. Each country has their own labeling and composition requirements, regulatory submissions and pre-market notifications that must be assessed and executed before a food product can come to market. In some countries and situations, food products and facilities must be registered with the government.
Determining whether a product is a compliant food in a particular country includes ensuring all ingredients within the product are acceptable “food” ingredients, which can be a daunting task. Once compliance is confirmed, the product must be labelled with country-specific requirements, including language requirements. Although some countries may appear to have similar food labels, subtle differences in format, nutrient reference values and ingredient naming exist, in addition to different regulations on the nutrition and health claims permitted on food products.
At NHP Consulting Inc., we work with food manufacturers and brand owners to ensure food safety and quality and confirm regulatory and label compliance. We can design and implement preventative control systems that ensure food safety and help prepare your facility for desired certifications, such as organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and Halal certifications. We can file food facility registrations; review food products to ensure all ingredients are acceptable in Canada, the US and the EU; help you achieve approval for new food ingredients or additives; and ensure compliant food labels for all countries.