Defining ‘Natural’

What is the definition of ‘Natural’ in regards to food and labeling versus what the common definition of the word.

Manufacturers cannot claim a food to be natural if it has been significantly altered, ‘significantly altered’, ok so some alteration is ok? oh, by-the way, ‘derived form natural sources’ is not ‘Natural’ that’s another story…

See the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food > Labelling > Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising >Chapter 4
Composition, Quality, Quantity and Origin Claims
Sections 4.7-4.19

One Comment to “Defining ‘Natural’”

  1. Yes so confusing – I am seeing the ‘derived by natural sources’ more often and I am not keen on this at all.

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