Canada may change its labelling rules

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Canada is about to propose regulations that would make nutritional
labelling of most food products mandatory. Currently, no such laws
exist in that...

Canada is about to propose regulations that would make nutritional labelling of most food products mandatory. Currently, no such laws exist in that country, reports Canada Gazette​. Mirroring the United States' Nutrition Labelling and Education Act (NLEA), the proposed rules would require manufacturers to list calories; fat, saturated fat, trans-fat, and cholesterol content; and amounts of sodium, fibre, sugars, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron contained. It would also allow for limited health claims. As far as serving sizes are concerned, it has not been decided if they would be established. Among other steps, the American NLEA established serving sizes and also required labels to be printed in a specific font and size. Source: Gazette Canada

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