Tag Archives: Health Canada

• Warning: This wine may contain fish bladders

Warning: This wine may contain fish bladders

Wine lovers could be in for a bizarre shopping experience when a controversial federal law comes into effect in summer 2012. Get ready for label warnings declaring that your favourite beverage contains – I kid you not – fish, eggs or milk. As part of new Health Canada food and beverage regulations designed to protect […]

• Great news! B.C. scientists discover new yeast strain to reduce wine headaches

Great news! B.C. scientists discover new yeast strain to reduce wine headaches

A new strain of wine yeast developed at the University of British Columbia produces fewer amines, chemicals in red wine and Chardonnay that produce off flavours and trigger headaches, hypertension and migraines in many people. Food biotechnologist Hennie van Vuuren spent eight years in research and another seven years to test his genetically modified yeast, […]

• Canada: Feds may yield to pressure to scale back beer labelling rules

Canada: Feds may yield to pressure to scale back beer labelling rules

OTTAWA — The federal government is considering yielding to pressure from the beer industry to scale back new food labelling rules designed to protect people with food allergies, Health Canada has confirmed. After working on the plan for more than a decade, Health Canada announced the labelling proposal in 2008 to make it easier for […]