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e-1846 (Regulation of food and drugs)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Anne-Marie Morel from Laval, Quebec, on October 19, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Ban
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Partially hydrogenated oil
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the second-leading cause of death and the leading cause of hospitalization in Canada;
  • Industrially produced trans fats damage cardiovascular health at any dose;
  • Adding partially hydrogenated oil (PHO), the main source of industrially produced trans fats, to foods has been prohibited in Canada since September 17, 2018, by regulation;
  • The adoption of the regulation was preceded by public consultations and a decade of voluntary measures encouraging the industry to reduce industrially produced trans fats in its recipes;
  • After the regulation prohibiting PHOs was adopted, the industry benefitted from a one-year reprieve to adapt and to remove PHOs from its food products;
  • Despite the delays previously granted, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency chose to phase in the regulation over two years, allowing the industry to continue selling PHO-containing products manufactured before September 17, 2018, to Canadians until September 2020; and
  • The health of Canadians must take precedence over economic interests.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to require the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to reverse its decision and enforce the prohibition on the sale of products containing PHOs no later than December 31, 2018, and, if necessary, to recall the products in question.
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
NDP
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 28, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03282)
Government response tabled on April 10, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-06)
Open for signature : October 19, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 16, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
10
British Columbia
12
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
2
Nova Scotia
4
Ontario
22
Quebec
515
Saskatchewan
2
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