Functional Foods and Natural Health Products Sector

Canada has emerged as a global supplier of foods with enhanced functional attributes and of natural health products. Find facts and market information about the functional foods and natural health products sector, resources to find out about regulatory requirements applying to the industry and a database tool to connect buyers to suppliers.

  • Functional foods are foods enhanced with bioactive ingredients and which have demonstrated health benefits, such as probiotic yogurt, or breads and pasta with added pea fibre.
  • Natural health products are extracts derived from natural sources and which have demonstrated health benefits, such as omega-3 capsules or beta-glucan supplements.

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Food Industry Division
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1341 Baseline Road
Tower 5, 4th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5
E-mail: ffn-afn@agr.gc.ca

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