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Health Minister Petitpas Taylor rolls out new food warning labels

Health Minister Petitpas Taylor rolls out new food warning labels
From CBC - February 9, 2018

Federal Health MinisterGinettePetitpas Taylorrolled outproposals Friday for new warning labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugaror sodiumproposals that exempt some products, including milk.

The proposed new labels are meant to encourage consumers to avoidbingingonfoodslinked to chronic health problems likeobesityand high blood pressure.

Products are to be labelled according to the amount of sugar, sodium or saturated fat per serving. Any product that includes more than 15 per centof the daily recommended intake of each ingredient per serving will get a label.

Despite being high in certain saturated fats, two per cent and whole milk will be exempt from the labels because of their provennutritional benefits.

Other products, such as sweetening agents, will be exempt from labelling, along with raw fruits,vegetablesand meat.

Food processors and manufacturers will be required to display the labels on the front of packages, near the top.

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