On October 24, 2016, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, launched the Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada. As part of this Strategy, Health Canada is proposing to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils in foods sold in Canada and to introduce front-of-package labelling requirements on prepackaged foods high in nutrients of public health concern (sodium, sugars, and saturated fat). In addition, Health Canada is proposing to update requirements for other information on the front of food packages, including certain claims and labelling requirements for four high-intensity sweeteners (i.e., aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-potassium and neotame).
- Overview of the Healthy Eating Strategy
- Information on the approach to communication with stakeholders on Healthy Eating Strategy initiatives
- Overview of Health Canada’s proposals to:
- Prohibit partially hydrogenated oils in food
- Implement FOP labelling requirements for foods high in sodium, sugars, saturated fat
- Introduce new nutrient content claims
- Update requirements for nutrition-related statements
- Update requirements for FOP high-intensity sweetener labellin
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