regulations, consumer protection, trade, Food and Drugs Act (FDA), Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act (CPLA), labeling, food importing, food trading, provincial boundaries, organic regulations, shellfish harvesting, cheese compositional standards, allergen labeling, unpasteurized milk

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Provided below is an overview of developments in Canadian food law and policy in 2008. This update primarily analyzes regulatory and policy developments by the federal government. This focus reflects the significance of federal activities in the food policy realm. As this is the first Canadian update to appear in the Journal of Food Law & Policy, it is appropriate to include a brief summary of the Canadian regulatory framework for food. The regulatory framework provides the necessary context to identify trends driving recent changes in Canadian food law and policy.