CANADA: Ottawa suggests changes to nutrition labels
Canada consulting on labelling changes
The Canadian government has put forward proposals to alter the nutrition labels used on food, including the clearer labelling of sugars and "more consistent" serving sizes.
Speaking yesterday (14 July) in Edmonton, Minister of Health Rona Ambrose said updating the nutritional information displayed on products would enable consumers to make more informed decisions about the food they eat.
"Our Government wants parents and consumers to have the information they need to better understand and use food labels to make healthier food choices. Today, we are launching a consultation to hear directly from parents and consumers on the proposed changes to food labels," she said.
Proposed changes encompass alterations to the format of the Nutrition Facts table; the list of ingredients; the list of nutrients that must appear in the table; daily values; the grouping of sugars together; and serving sizes.
The move follows up on a commitment made by the Canadian government in the 2013 During 2014, Health Canada ran a series of roundtable sessions to gauge public feeling on the issue.
This fresh consultation phase will remain open until 11 September.
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