New Food Labelling Regulations

After years of advocating for clear and accurate labelling, the Canadian government announced yesterday that they have passed the food labelling regulations we've all been waiting for. Effective August 2012, any hidden ingredients will have to be listed. This is great news for anyone with an allergy, or with celiac disease. It is the expectation that labels will be clear. For example, in the case of a product with sesame, instead of listing seasonings as an ingredient, the new regulation would require the word sesame to be written.

The one catch is the Health Minister did not pass this regulation to the brewery industry. So... the campaign continues, but at least this is a step in the right direction.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/brewers-get...

http://www.canada.com/health/Beer+industry+exempt+from+food+allergen+lab...

:)

J.


 
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