Test Marketing and Other Authorizations
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The Marketing Authorization (MA) authority is a regulatory tool that the Minister of Health may choose to use to implement certain food decisions. These are administered by Health Canada. Food industry stakeholders may put forward a submission to change some aspect of food regulation, which in turn may result in the amendment of an existing MA or the creation of a new MA. For example, MA's may be used to authorize a specific food additive use in foods sold in Canada.
For more information, refer to Health Canada's Marketing Authorization. The list of valid Marketing Authorizations can also be accessed from this page.
The MA authority has replaced, at the level of the Food and Drugs Act, the ability to issue an Interm Marketing Authorization (IMA). As such, Health Canada will no longer be issuing IMAs.
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