HACCPCanada Certifies Devonian Coast Wineries

HACCPCanada has issued Certification to Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd. Malagash, Nova Scotia, having demonstrated all of the necessary requirements for the processing and distribution of wine products by maintaining an Active HACCP-Based Food Safety System centered on industry standards which fully meets or exceeds the Food Safety Codes of:

  • Provincial Health Regulatory Authorities.
  • Health Canada.
  • World Health Organization.

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At Devonian Coast Wineries, the passion for wine and love of Atlantic Canada are the heart of their commitment to excellence and innovation. They are focused on elevating Nova Scotia’s expanding and maturing wine industry to be among the world’s best.  Their wines are an expression of the coastal terroir. Innovative use of local resources, pride in rural enterprise, continued investment in the future of the industry and, always, a passion for creating wonderful wines—these are their standards.

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer.  HACCPCanada is the only domestic Canadian Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and has succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Wineries, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants, Sanitation Services and Retail Food Outlets, also providing consulting services, online training and in-house training options.

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Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2007 Dessert Wine Recalled for Lead Content

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Notification – Certain Tenute Marchesi Antinori brand dessert wine may contain lead

Recall / advisory date:
July 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Chemical
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Société des Alcools Du Québec
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8154

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Tenute Marchesi Antinori Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2007 – Dessert Wine 500mL L1327A 8 001935 237907 Chemical – Heavy Metal – Lead

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification; with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer. We are a Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and have succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants and Retail Food Outlets.

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New Canadian Icewine Standards To Be Considered

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New standard will help open markets for Canada’s iconic icewine

June 25, 2013, Ottawa: The Government of Canada is proposing to create a national standard for icewine that will require icewine to be made only from grapes naturally frozen on the vine. “Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of icewine. These changes will harmonize Canada’s definition of icewine with the World Wine Trade Group’s Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labeling,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “The proposed regulatory amendments will also benefit exporters by allowing greater market access.” Also included in the proposed regulatory amendments are changes to the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Regulations to allow the mandatory labeling information on wine bottles and boxes to be displayed in a single field of vision, which means that it can be seen without having to turn the container. Also included are minor text amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and to the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations. It is expected that the proposed regulatory amendments will allow wine exporters to have greater market access without having to redesign their labels for each individual country’s requirements. The proposed national standard is also expected to help prevent the sale of fraudulent icewine. The proposed regulatory amendments will not change the mandatory labeling information on the container, which includes common name, net quantity, country of origin and alcohol content by volume, to ensure that Canadians can make informed decisions. The provinces and provincial liquor authorities are the lead in ensuring that alcoholic beverages, including wines, conform to provincial laws and Canadian standards. Individual provincial liquor authorities may also develop additional standards for wine sold within their province. The CFIA has consulted with provincial authorities on the proposed regulatory amendments and proposed national standard. The proposed amendments to the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Food and Drugs Regulations and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part 1 on June 15, 2013. The comment period will run until August 29, 2013.

Assuring the public of the origins and contents of Canadian Wines is of great importance to wine buyers across the globe.  HACCPCanada Inc. recognizes the changing landscape of Food Safety and it’s importance in further insuring consumer confidence both domestically and abroad.  As a result, HACCPCanada Inc. has developed a set of HACCP Standards for the Wine Industry in Canada which meets the required HACCP component of many international standards for retail export.

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification; with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer. We are a Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and have succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants and Retail Food Outlets.

Contact us to achieve Certification from HACCPCanada, today!

 

Nalewka Babuni Cherry Wine Recalled

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Notification – Non-permitted colour in certain Nalewka Babuni brand Cherry Wine

Recall / advisory date:
June 20, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Chemical
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Liquor Control Board Of Ontario
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7933

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Nalewka Babuni Dessert Cherry Wine 750 ml L2352, L3010, L3028 5901064000720 Chemical – Additives

 

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification; with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer. We are a Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and have succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants and Retail Food Outlets.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests for Fining Agents in Wine

June 22, 2012, Ottawa: A study released today by The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that 100% of wine tested had no detectable levels of milk or egg proteins, two common fining agents. The CFIA analyzed 100 samples of domestic and international red and white wines collected from provincial liquor stores across Canada.

Fining agents are used prior to filtration to improve clarity, odour and flavour of wines. Normally they are removed during the filtration process and should not remain in the finished wine product. Their presence could pose risks to consumers with food allergies.

This is another example of the testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of various food products for specific hazards to determine whether they pose a potential health risk to consumers. If a human health risk is found, a public recall notice is issued immediately.

Further information on this survey report is available on the CFIA website.

Food Safety Recall: Société des Alcools du Québec

Food Safety Recall: Société des Alcools du Québec recalls Vignoble Gagliano Vineyards Red Wine (750ml; 2009 vintage; UPC 8 27924 01401 8), due to the presence of process residues.

Courtesy of eFoodAlert

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulatory Amendments for Wine Labelling

OTTAWA, January 16, 2012: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency(CFIA) is seeking

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input from stakeholders and the Canadian public on regulatory amendments related to wine labelling.

The regulatory amendments will allow wine manufacturers to display mandatory labelling information on any part of the surface of the wine container, excluding its top and bottom, provided that it can all be seen without having to turn the container.

The amendments will help Canada harmonize its wine labelling rules with other wine producing trading partners and facilitate international trade in wine. Wine exporters will be able to sell wine to trade partners without having to redesign their labels for each individual market.

As well, the CFIA is proposing to develop an internationally recognized standard for icewine which will help Canadian consumers by preventing the sale of fraudulent icewine. This standard would require icewine to be made only from grapes naturally frozen on the vine.

The CFIA is conducting a 30-day consultation prior to posting the amendments inCanada Gazette I to help ensure that all major issues have been addressed in the proposed regulatory amendments.

The consultation is available on the CFIA website and open for comments until February 14, 2012.