Canadian Food and Drug Legislation & Commentary, 2017/2018 Edition

This unique compilation includes the most up-to-date Food and Drugs Act and all related federal statutes and regulations. A detailed index further simplifies your research while the commentary explains the legal framework and recent developments.
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Canada's Leading Compilation of Federal Food and Drug Laws [Latest C-224 (the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act) and C-37 amendments included]
Food and drug legislation is a critical part of Canada's national regulatory framework. Consumers of foods, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics look to this system to ensure that regulated products meet all health and safety standards. Thousands of professionals have a responsibility to interpret and apply the statutes and regulations in this extremely complex area of law.

Canadian Food and Drug Legislation meets the research and reference needs of this growing group. This unique compilation includes the most up-to-date Food and Drugs Act and all related federal statutes and regulations. A detailed index further simplifies your research.

The commentary, prepared by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, which has one of Canada's largest food and drugs practices, explains the legal framework and recent developments, and gives an overview of each part and division of the key legislation as follows:

  • Food and Drugs Act and all regulations under the Act
  • Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Regulations
  • Canada Agricultural Products Act and Regulations

Highlights of the 2017/2018 Edition:

  • Discussion of recent and forthcoming legislative changes such as the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, which purport to introduce modern food safety requirements for businesses that import food or prepare food to be exported or sold across province
  • Discussion of recent Health Canada's initiatives such as the:
    • 2016-2021 Strategic Plan "Innovate • Inspire • Influence"
    • Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and Action Plan (2015 to 2018)
  • Discussion of the Plain Language Labelling Regulations that were introduced with the aim to improve the safe use of drugs by making drug labels and packaging easier to read and understand
  • Discussion of recent amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations Related to Nutrition Labelling, List of Ingredients and Food Colours, in force December 16, 2016
  • All legislation fully updated, including recent amendments to:
    • the Food and Drugs Act from S.C. 2016, c. 9, in force December 12, 2016
    • the schedule to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act from SOR/2016-013, C-37 and C-224 (assented on May 4, 2017)
    • the Food and Drugs Regulations from SOR/2017-44, SOR/2017-43 SOR/2017-16, SOR/2017-12
    • and more

Features and Benefits:

  • Chart form summaries of key elements of legislation – Help you navigate the highly complex legislation and understand the technical terminology
  • Appendix on references links – Direct you to extensive supplementary materials needed in daily practice, including organizations, agencies, and government web sites
  • Full text of key legislation – Have all pertinent legislation at your fingertips

An Essential Reference Tool For:

  • Biotech, pharmaceutical, and health lawyers who advise on all aspects of compliance with food and drug statutes and regulations
  • Regulatory affairs consultants who assist manufacturers in regulated industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, as well as natural health products, food additives, and cosmetics, with submission processes, guidelines, and requirements
  • Corporate counsel and regulatory affairs personnel at food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetics companies who must ensure that product development, manufacturing, and marketing practices meet or exceed government requirements

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Table of contents

Introductory Commentary
Food and Drugs Act
        Commentary and full text of Act
Food and Drug Regulations
        Commentary and full text of Regulations
Financial Administration Act Regulation – Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations
        Commentary and Full Text of Regulation
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
        Commentary and full text of Act
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations
        Commentary and full text of Regulations
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
        Commentary and full text of Act
Controlled Drugs and Substances Regulations
        Commentary and full text of Regulations
Canada Agricultural Products Act
        Commentary and full text of Act
Canada Agricultural Products Regulations
        Commentary and full text of Regulations
Safe Food for Canadians Act
        Commentary and Full Text of Act
List of Related Materials
List of Associations and Agencies
Index