September 26, 2022
New Health Canada food labelling requirements for ground meat draw criticism

Health Canada says a front of package nutrition symbol will soon be required on foods that contain 15 per cent of your recommended daily intake of sodium, sugars and saturated fat.

There are many products that will be exempt from the new rule such as raw whole cuts of meat but ground meats which are high in saturated fats are not exempt and its left some within the meat industry scratching their head.

“This would make Canada the only country in the world where a single ingredient product had this warning. It makes it make less and less sense and we think the government and minister of health should reconsider,” said Lee

Health Canada says the intent of the new label is not to convey a warning, but to help reduce risks to health by providing consumers with quick and easy-to-use information on foods high in sodium, sugars and/or saturated fat.

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