Health Canada’s regulations have far reaching consequences, that extend into the labelling of foods. A popular soy sauce alternative called “Coconut Aminos” recently disappeared from shelves due to the inclusion of the word “aminos” in the product name. Health Canada’s reasoning is that it could be confused with amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, that come in supplemental form.
The major importer of US brand Coconut Secret had to pull their product from the shelf while it changed it’s name to “Soy-Free Seasoning”. The Canadian brand Organika had to change it’s products name to “Coconut Sauce” in order to continue selling it.
Food/NHP labelling requirements will continue to be affected by NHP regulations and where it will stop, is anyone’s guess.
CLICK HERE to read the press release by the Canadian manufacturer of what was previously known as Coconut Aminos (now Coconut Sauce)
CLICK HERE to read The Canadian Food Inspection agencies rules that may have been to blame for companies changing their long-standing product names: (Under 7.15 Protein Claims)