Chef LELARGE vinegars are made exactly the same way as in the past, using the same recipes. However, we are the first company in the market to conform to new Health Canada regulations that will require the listing of certain trace ingredients contained in the main ingredients used to produce vinegar. For example, the sulphites in red wine vinegar occur naturally from grapes during wine making, and eggs are used as a fining agent during vinegar production in order to obtain a finished product that is clear and free of any residue. Given their trace amounts and the almost negligible risk of associated health problems, we were not required to list these ingredients in the past, whereas regulations will require them to be listed starting in 2012.
For further information on this subject, please consult the Canada Food Inspection Agency’s website (see point 2.8.3 : http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/guide/ch2e.shtml).