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Pick The Front-Of-Package Nutrition Symbol

Our CDAA members are invited to comment on Health Canada's proposal for mandatory front-of-package nutrition symbols.

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This is to notify CDAA members of the launch of the Food Front-of-Package Nutrition Symbol Consumer Consultation.

Frequently eating foods high in saturated fat, sugars or sodium can lead to increased health risks. Some of these risks are:

  • obesity
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure

Mandatory front-of-package labelling for foods high in one or more of saturated fat, sugars and sodium could:

  • give quick and easy guidance to help you make informed choices about packaged foods
  • help improve the nutritional quality of packaged foods
  • help health professionals educate consumers

We invite you to provide input to help guide the choice of a nutrition symbol for the front of food packages in Canada. Join the discussion online until April 26th, 2018.