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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-290
An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (machine-readable code)
FIRST READING, JUNE 14, 2016
Mrs. McLeod
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act to provide that regulations may be made with respect to the addition of a machine-readable code, such as a Quick Response code, providing prescribed mandatory information and supplementary product information to the label of all foods, drugs, cosmetics, devices and therapeutic products.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-290
An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (machine-readable code)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

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1This Act may be cited as the Modernizing Access to Product Information Act.
R.‍S.‍, c. F-27

Food and Drugs Act

2Subsection 30(1) of the Food and Drugs Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (b):
(b.‍1) 
respecting the addition on the label of all foods, drugs, cosmetics, devices and therapeutic products of a machine-readable code, such as a Quick Response code, providing prescribed mandatory information found on the label, as well as supplementary product information intended to inform the purchaser or the consumer about the nutritional content, if applicable, and health risks or benefits of the product;
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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