Registration - In-house Organization
FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS OF CANADA / Produits alimentaires et de consommation du Canada / Michael Graydon, Chief Executive Officer
Version 47 of 47 (2019-10-31 to present)
- Consumer Issues
- Employment and Training
- Internal Trade
- International Trade
- Science and Technology
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Biotechnology - ensure that Canada's regulatory guidelines on genetic modification and labelling of food are based on scientific principles.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Cannabis edibles – to monitor the federal government progress on making the sale of edible cannabis products legal in Canada and understand any related policy or regulation proposals impacting our industry.
- Competitiveness – to ensure that Canada's food and consumer manufacturing sector is competitive throughout the whole supply chain.
- Healthy Eating Strategy – to ensure that policy and regulation proposals on front-of-package labelling, restriction of unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children, sodium reduction initiative and ongoing revision of Canada’s Food Guide are balanced, reasonable and science-based. Providing input into Health Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy consultations.
- Modernization of food regulations and legislation - advocate to ensure modernization efforts are supportive of innovation for plant-based foods and include improvements to the transparency and timeliness of food approvals for novel foods, infant formula, food additives and health claims.
- Nutrition information with regard to how FCPC is committed to enabling consumers to make informed food choices based on Canada's Food Guide and the Nutrition Facts Table.
- Participation and input into Canada's sodium reduction strategy concerning targets for certain food categories/ sectors and technical aspects of the target - as well as consumer awareness, education and acceptance issues.
- Plastic Charter – to monitor the development of the federal government national strategy on plastic and potential impact our industry.
- Taxation – Refrain food or consumer product-specific taxation.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Addressing the application of retaliatory tariffs by the Canadian government on food and consumer products imported from the United States.
- Food and Drug Regulations with regard to the Addition of Vitamins and Minerals to Food (Fortification) - Discretionary fortification will provide opportunities for product innovation in the food manufacturing industry.
- International trade negotiations with respect to identifying trade interests and concerns on a global level and improving market access for food and consumer products. Providing feedback to trade negotiators on the NAFTA re-negotiations, CETA, CPTPP, Mercosur, the possible Canada-China FTA, as well as monitoring developments, and assessing impact on members. Three key recommendations include: Protect existing market access; update rules that increase the competitiveness of companies operating in Canada; and increase regulatory alignment.
Policies or Program
- Chemical Management Plan – priority substances batches with regard to chemicals present in food, food contact materials and consumer products; post-2020 or CMP phase IV.
- Economic Strategy Tables – Continue to work closely with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in contributing to Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables by ensuring the discussion help reflect the concerns of our industry.
- Food Allergen Precautionary Labelling. Working in consultation with Health Canada to provide input on how to manage precautionary labelling for allergens.
- General discussion of the importance of value-added fish and seafood processing in Canada.
- Manufacturing Incentives – working to shape policies and programs to support innovation, competitiveness and productivity for manufacturers including the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance.
- National Food Policy – Working in consultation with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as the National Food Policy, designed to address issues related to production, processing, distribution and consumption of food, is being developed in collaboration to help reflect industry’s concerns.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Pest Management Review Agency - providing input on improving science-based regulations.
- CEPA 1999 Review – ensure any changes to the regulation are science-based and enhance the safety of Canadians and the environment.
- Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation Council and Beyond the Border initiative with respect to helping ensure a more efficient flow of goods at the border and an improved regulatory environment for Canadian manufacturers.
- Cruelty-free cosmetics regulation: providing input to ensure the regulation captures the appropriate materials and methods relating to cosmetics.
- Dairy Quotas and Tariffs - gathering information.
- Food safety - working with government to ensure Canada's food supply remains reliable and safe, and that Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations continue to evolve as there are missing elements in the first release.
- NAFTA re-negotiations - providing input to consultations regarding changes to NAFTA and advocating for certain provisions under certain NAFTA chapters.
- Output-based carbon pricing: ensuring manufacturing members in Canada are not economically disadvantaged as a consequence of this program.
- Pre-Market approvals for food additives, novel foods, infant formula, health claims and functional foods in regard to consulting with Health Canada on improving the process to deal with the backlog and new applications.
- Prohibition of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) in Foods –continue to engage with government to ensure clarity on compliance and enforcement of regulations. Continue to demonstrate industry’s voluntary efforts in meeting levels in task force report and demonstrating that 97% of food now meets the trans fats guidance set by Health Canada.
- Providing input into Health Canada's Self-Care Products Framework with respect to over-the-counter drugs (OTC), natural health products (NHPs), and cosmetics. Advocating for a framework that is based on science-based claims and regulated according to risk.
- Regulations Amending the Food and Drugs Regulations - Nutritional Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours – continue to engage with government to ensure clarity on compliance and enforcement of regulations.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
- Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)
- Competition Bureau Canada (COBU)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Senate of Canada
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) is the largest industry association in Canada representing the food and consumer products industry.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Michael Graydon, Chief Executive Officer
Organization's membership or classes of membershipOur member companies make and market retailer and national brands sold through grocery, drug, convenience, mass merchandise and foodservice distribution channels.
Government fundingNo government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
2700 Matheson Blvd. East, East Tower, Suite 602E
Toronto, ON L4W 4V9
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Susan Abel, Vice President, Safety & Compliance | No public offices held
- Errol Cerit, Senior Director, Industry Affairs | No public offices held
- Michi Furuya Chang, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs | No public offices held
- Michael Graydon, CEO | No public offices held
- Teresa Mastrodicasa, Director, Nutrition Policy | No public offices held
- Michelle Saunders, Vice President, Provincial Affairs & Sustainability | No public offices held
- Carla Ventin, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs | Public offices held