The new fruit and vegetable labeling requirement in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will affect ALL consumer packaged items and significantly impact the fresh produce industry. The labeling requirement will come into effect January 2019, and Western Growers and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association need your input to demonstrate how significant of an impact this regulation will have on the industry.

With the enactment of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, a new provision that requires labeling consumer prepackaged fresh fruits and vegetables with a lot number will be required.

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has been in discussion with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regarding the potential impacts to business, including U.S. exporters, on this new requirement.

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