Food & Grocery

One of the most dramatically changing areas of retail today, and most frequently visited, is Food and Grocery.

Retail Council of Canada offers grocery-specific resources and peer committees to explore areas such as food and grocery innovation, recall protocol, labelling and health claims, and safe food handling best practices.

Canadian Food Industry Collaborative Alliance

Inspired by the FTP Agriculture Ministers’ request for industry collaboration and leadership, this Proposal sets out a transparent, consultative, and collaborative process for food industry leaders to develop a Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice.

Key Issues

Food Product Labeling
Food Product Labeling

RCC advocates for rules that make labels clear and easy to understand for consumers and cost-effective to implement for retailers.

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Food Safety
Food Safety

Food safety is a top priority for Canada’s food retailers.

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Alcohol and Cannabis
Alcohol and Cannabis

The sale of alcohol and cannabis is highly regulated and requirements vary across the country.

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Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare

RCC and its’ members are committed to working collaboratively with different stakeholders including farmers, academics, NGOs, and governments.

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Tariffs and Trade
Tariffs and Trade

RCC advocates for agreements and requirements that are clear and fair for both retailers and consumers.

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Committees

Food Safety and Regulatory Committee (National)

The Food Safety and Regulatory Committee is comprised of retail members that sell food as part of their business. The committee helps members to stay ahead of the food safety curve, liaising between industry and government to shape government policy and regulation in a way that’s retail friendly. The committee also assists with real-time ongoing issues management, helps set up the direction, policy and overall framework and approach to food safety, helping members navigate and manage related issues. Join this committee

Animal Health and Welfare Committee (National)

The Animal Health and Welfare Committee is a member working group comprised of retail members working within roles that include government relations, public affairs, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethical sourcing and public relations. The committee’s aim is to help retail members grow and develop their respective animal health and welfare programs; to facilitate the sharing of pre-competitive best-practices between members; and to learn about animal-care programs within the protein-commodity industries that members sell within their businesses. Join this committee

Quebec: Alcoholic Beverages Committee

The Quebec Alcoholic Beverages Committee is comprised of retail members in Quebec that sell alcoholic beverages as part of their business. The Committee works to help members understand regulations and legislation related to the sale of alcoholic beverages in the province of Quebec and engages government to ensure that regulations and legislation are retail friendly. The committee also shares best practices and information, helping members to prioritize issues related to the sale of alcoholic beverages within the province. Join this committee

Quebec: Food Caucus – Grocery

The Quebec Food Caucus – Grocery is the voice of the Quebec food industry and is comprised of retail members in Quebec that sell food as part of their business. It is the first drop point for all files relating to the food industry in Quebec. The Caucus works to establish global strategies (e.g. industry guidelines, public intervention strategies), developing lines of communication when necessary, and prioritizing issues related to the food industry within the province. Join this committee

Quebec: Food Waste Committee

The Quebec Food Waste Committee is comprised of retail members in Quebec that sell food as part of their business. The committee defines industry guidelines on the issue of food waste, shares best practices and aims to achieve better synergies regarding initiatives. The Committee also helps establish industry messages and facilitates the creation of common tools related to inventory management, food donation and organic matter management. Join this committee

Quebec: Food Safety Committee

The Quebec Food Safety Committee is comprised of retail members in Quebec that sell food as part of their business. The committee helps members to stay ahead of the food safety curve, liaising between industry and government to shape government policy and regulation in a way that’s retail friendly and ensures food safety. The committee also assists with real-time ongoing issues management, helps set up the direction, policy and overall framework and approach to food safety, helping members navigate and manage related issues specific to the province. Join this committee

 

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