Novel Foods are:
Definition of a "Novel Food" (Food and Drug Regulations).
Health Canada assesses the safety of all genetically-modified and other novel foods proposed for sale in Canada. Companies are required to submit detailed scientific data for review and approval by Health Canada, before such foods can be sold.
In this section, you will find resources, fact sheets and a comprehensive FAQ page. You can access a list of recent Health Canada approvals of novel foods, as well as regulations and guidelines for the safety assessment of novel foods.