Canadian bilingual food labelling requirements
Canadian food labelling laws require that all mandatory information on food labels appear in both official languages: English and French. This includes ingredients, nutrition facts, nutrient content and health claims, common name, net weight and dealer name and address.
Provincial Laws in Quebec require that all information on packaged food for sale in Quebec appear in French and that French be given equal visual weight and representation.
Whether you are a small or large brand it’s almost alway advisable to design your packaging to comply with Quebec requirements. Most national retailers and distributors in Canada prefer products they can sell in Quebec.
At Brand Natural we work with experienced technical and brand copy translators so that your labels are both correct and maintain maintain consistent personality and tone in French and English.
ABOUT OUR CANADIAN LABEL COMPLIANCE SERVICE
Brand Natural is a Vancouver based branding and design studio with a specialty in Canadian Food Labelling solutions for Canadian, American and international brands: nutrition facts and claims, translation and bilingual requirements, CFIA and Health Canada regulations, and package design. Since 2001 Brand Natural has worked with some of the most recognizable Canadian, US and international natural brands as they expand and grow into the Canadian market.
Canadian labelling is about more than simple French translation and making sure that all the mandatory elements are the right size and in the right location. Because we are branders and package designers we approach label compliance from a more wholistic stand point. Our goal is to always deliver Canadian compliant label designs without compromising your brand voice, your hard earned equity, or your over all brand look and feel and we use our knowledge of Canadian labelling and packaging regulations to your advantage.
Send us your current design files and we will return them to you fully compliant, ready for print, and most importantly as beautiful and on brand and message as they were when you sent them to us.