News: Canada proposes changes to nutrition information on food labels
The Government of Canada is looking for feedback from you! The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, has announced an
The Government of Canada is looking for feedback from you! The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, has announced an online public consultation survey, where Canadians can weigh in on proposed changes to nutrition labelling.
One of the proposed changes involves changing how ingredients are listed. For example, all sugars would be grouped together, offering consumers a clearer picture of how much added sugar is really in a product. (Think about how often you see sugar hidden behind one or more of the following aliases: sucrose, fructose, dextrose, maltose, corn syrup, etc)
Another proposed change involves industry-wide guidelines on serving size.
According to a press release, "the overall goal of the proposed changes is to provide Canadians with the nutrition information they need to make informed decisions about the foods they buy and prepare for themselves and their families."
The consultation forum is open for 60 days, from July 14 to September 11, 2014. Click here to participate in the survey.
What do you think of these proposed changes? What would you like to see change on Canada’s food labels?
‘Melissa Greer, Content Producer