Due to a couple of seminars in Canada, we have researched some safety laws in the nation. As each province may have its own regulations, this turned out to be a challenge and we were only successful in some instances. On this page we list a few of the updates made to CocktailSafe pages.
CocktailSafe founder Camper English will be speaking at the Toronto Cocktail Conference this August.
Updates and Canada Information
Thujone limits in absinthe and other beverages.
Health Canada released a warning about gentian violet, but this is not related to the plant gentian.
Sulfites in Canada (according to Wikipedia)
Unlike in the United States, in Canada a type of black food coloring ("carbon black") is permitted.
It appears that for the same reason tobacco infusions aren't legal in the US (that all tobacco products must be sold with their original packaging) they would not be legal in Canada.
Health Canada provided information about quinine limits.
In Canada, "Oil, extract or root of calamus from Acorus calamus L." is forbidden in "all foods" as it is on the List of Contaminants and other Adulterating Substances in Foods.
It appears laws about bitter almonds may soon change in Canada.
Many resources for Canadian laws have been added to the Resources Page.