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Plant breeding feedback requested by Health Canada


March 30, 2021
By Health Canada

Health Canada is seeking feedback on two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Food Regulations, focused on plant breeding. The intent is to ensure guidance provides greater clarity, predictability and transparency regarding the regulation of novel foods derived from plants, including those developed using gene-editing technologies, and provides an efficient and predictable pathway to commercialization for new products.

To participate between now and May 24, 2021, review the summaries of the proposed new pieces of guidance for the Novel Food Regulations, focused on plant breeding:

  • Proposed Changes to Health Canada Guidance on the interpretation of Division 28 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations (the Novel Food Regulations): When is a food that was derived from a plant developed through breeding a “novel food”?
  • Proposed Health Canada Guidance on the pre-market assessment of foods derived from Retransformants under Division 28 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations (the Novel Food Regulations).

To obtain a copy of each guidance piece, please send a request by e-mail to hc.bmh-bdm.sc@canada.ca. | READ MORE

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