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e-733 (Labelling of food products)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Emma Train from CALGARY, Alberta, on January 11, 2017, at 4:25 p.m. (EDT)
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Food labelling
Nutritional information
Packaging and labelling
Sugar
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • All Canadians should have the right to know how much sugar is added to their food;
  • There is strong evidence that an intake of free sugars less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of being overweight, obesity, and tooth decay;
  • CFIA states it is unacceptable to use partial truths on food labels, as these are likely to create a false impression, whole truths about added sugar on food labels seem necessary;
  • The food industry and lobbyists are attempting to protect profits and not public health by lobbying against added sugar on food labels; and
  • Canadians should be provided with adequate information to follow through on WHO recommendations to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to request that you readdress the choice of not having 'added sugars' on the nutrient panel of food labels to support and empower Canadians to make better food choices.
Vancouver Kingsway
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 31, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01412)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : January 11, 2017, at 4:25 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 11, 2017, at 4:25 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
789
British Columbia
196
Manitoba
72
New Brunswick
33
Newfoundland and Labrador
17
Northwest Territories
4
Nova Scotia
48
Nunavut
1
Ontario
489
Prince Edward Island
15
Quebec
247
Saskatchewan
67
Yukon
1
Other Countries
5
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