CA: Proposed new food packaging labels target salt, sugar, fat

27 February 2018

Recently Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor rolled out proposals for new packaging labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium — proposals that exempt some products, including milk. The proposed new labels are meant to encourage consumers to avoid binging on foods linked to chronic health problems like obesity and high blood pressure.
Health Canada has launched online public consultations and is conducting consumer research later this year to settle on which of the four proposed label designs it will use. Products are to be labelled according to the amount of sugar, sodium or saturated fat per serving (CBC News, 9 February 2018).
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