The Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health released the report stemming from the consultations with Canadian consumers and parents on nutrition labeling.
The report can be accessed via this link : Consultation report on modernizing and improving food labels in Canada
Canada continues to be a world leader in nutrition labelling of pre-packaged foods, with the aim to provide consumers with the relevant information that supports their food choices and the management of their diet. Unhealthy diets and limited physical activity have been associated with the increase of rates of Chronic Disease. Improved food labels would therefore contribute to prevention efforts of these non-communicable diseases.
The publication of this report is an important milestone in the continued efforts committed by the Government of Canada and Health Canada to improve the quality, relevance and usefulness of nutrition information displayed on labels of foods sold in Canada.