Label compliance is a system of laboratory tests on new products. It helps producers lower the risk of lawsuits while ensuring consumers are not exposed to health risks. But what does it take to get your label compliance certification? If you want to be able to provide your customers with safe, reliable products created in a clean lab environment, contact us for more information about label compliance solutions!
What is Label Compliance?
The lab label certifications in the Labelling and Packaging Regulations under Canada Labelling Act apply to foods and some non-food items. An individual with supervising and management responsibility for a food production facility must be certified before they can package any Canadian food. The purpose of these certifications is to ensure that the packaging is in compliance with Food safety standards, or standards equivalent to them. In most cases, one would need a Certification for Label Compliance in Canada to sell a food product with a required label. In most instances, the CAFC certification is the only international certification that is recognized by Canadian law. Labeling compliance is the process of investigating your organization’s current labeling, packaging and advertising practices to ensure that they are compliant with health or safety regulations.
Difference between Label Audits and Label Auditing
Label Auditing is the option for companies with 100 employees or more. This option allows for larger label compliance audits to be conducted, including label analytical procedures that include moisture, pH, and more. Label Auditing also includes technical service packages that meet ISO 17025 standards for documentation Labels are essential for any product to remain compliant with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Label Code. Labels must include information such as the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act Regulations and the Food and Drug Regulations. Subsequently, labels adhering to these regulations must be audited annually by lab expert specialists (label auditors) to ensure their accuracy and legality.
Why Label Audits are So Important in Canada
Labelling is a highly regulated industry in some countries, and can even be illegal. Those companies that don’t adhere to all requirements may not only face fines and penalties but an immediate loss of customers. Not to mention that customers care whether or not the products they’re buying are legal. Competition is often fierce (and Canada needs to remain competitive) and it’s your responsibility as a supplier to make sure your labels don’t let it down.
Do Business in the Canadian Market
Whether it’s an international brand or in your local market, ensuring product label compliance can be a challenge. Complicating the solution is the need to comply with the same regulations around the globe. To help alleviate this issue, Mark Textiles has created guidelines for how brands should approach label compliance in their markets so they don’t get caught up in any homegrown regulations that are preventing them from doing business.
Endorsement Programs for Labels
Labelling programs play a significant role in food safety and can benefit your business. Certification for label compliance is issued by a third-party organization to show the products have been handled according to set standards. This ensures your product is safe to sell, process, or market to consumers.