Nutrition warnings coming to front of pre-packaged food in Canada; ground meat exempt – CTV

Nutrition warnings coming to front of pre-packaged food in Canada; ground meat exempt – CTV

by tmnationtalk on July 1, 2022122 Views

July 1, 2022

Canada will require nutrition warnings on the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium starting in 2026 in an effort to help grocery shoppers make healthier choices with just a glance.

The policy, more than five years in the making, will clearly label products with the so-called “nutrients of public health concern” that have been linked to conditions such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

“These regulations are designed to make it easier for us to make informed, healthier choices,” Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said at a news conference Thursday morning.

Health Canada said the new labels will complement, rather than replace, the more detailed nutrition information that’s typically on the back of food packaging.

In general, they’ll be placed on pre-packaged foods that contain more than 15 per cent of the suggested daily value of saturated fat, sugars or sodium.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/nutrition-warnings-coming-to-front-of-pre-packaged-food-in-canada-ground-meat-exempt-1.5969481

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