Warning Labels for Front of Packages - Provide Feedback
As you are aware, Health Canada has announced proposed changes to food content (Partially hydrogenated Oils PHO’s) and to food packaging labels, as part of its Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada.
- Health Canada is proposing to introduce front-of-package warning labelling requirements on prepackaged foods high (15% of daily nutritional value) in nutrients of public health concern (sodium, sugars and saturated fat).
- A front-of-package approach that highlights sodium, sugars and saturated fat may also cause processors to reformulate foods to be lower in these nutrients.
- There is a proposal to eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oils (the main source of industrially produced trans fats) in foods sold in Canada.
- In addition, they are proposing to update the requirements for other information on the front of food packages, including certain claims and labelling requirements for certain high-intensity sweeteners (i.e., aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-potassium and neotame).
Canadians and stakeholders are invited to provide comments on Health Canada’s proposed front-of-package nutrition labelling approach.
The BCFPA has designed a survey intended to gather information from BC Processor stakeholders for our use, as well as for Ministry feedback. Your comments will be provided as part of the Ministry’s consultation process.
Please click here to provide this VERY important feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCFPAWarningLabels
We encourage you to invitation to take this survey to your colleagues and other interested parties. More information can be obtained in the attached documents.
Please provide your comments by December 31, 2016 to allow us to report our results to the Ministry by mid-January.