Next Course Spring 2016
Health Matters: Coming to Terms with Food Terms, by Kelly Ringrose, RD
Natural. In general, this refers to unaltered foods. Specifically, food labeled as natural must not:
- Contain—or ever have contained—added vitamins, minerals nutrients, artificial flavouring agents or food additives.
- Have had any constituent (except water) removed.
- Have been submitted to processes that significantly altered its original physical, chemical, or biological state.
Organic is defined by the system of production. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of the Regulations and conduct on-farm and facility inspections to verify that organic producers are conducting their operations in compliance with the Canadian Organic Standards. The Standards apply only to organic products that are imported or sold between provinces, or bear the Canada Organic logo.