By Aaron Wherry - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 0 Comments
Sarah Schmidt reviews the last few years of rejection at the Health department.
Aglukkaq’s office confirmed this week that the recommendations have been rejected … Aglukkaq prematurely disbanded her much-touted expert panel on sodium in December 2010 … Aglukkaq immediately shot down the idea and defended the way companies label their food products … After sitting on the report for over a year, Aglukkaq finally announced she was rejecting the advice … Five years after unveiling a proposal to end consumer confusion over “whole wheat” claims on bread products, Health Canada confirmed earlier this year it has no plans to change the food-labelling rule.
By Julia Belluz - Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM - 0 Comments
In a tale reminiscent of the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit, moms in the U.S. brought a class-action case against Nutella maker Ferrero, claiming it misled them by portraying the chocolate spread as “an example of a tasty yet balanced breakfast.”
Their $3 million settlement came a few days after an access to information request by Postmedia revealed that some of the world’s biggest food brands and organic labels routinely lie about the nutrient make-up of their products. And this is not the first time Big Food was caught with its fingers in the proverbial cookie jar; similar studies in other jurisdictions have shown that there can be a gulf between stated and actual nutrition content.
By selley - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 1:37 PM - 0 Comments
Must-reads: …Don MacPherson on anglophone patriotes; James Travers on Giuliano Zaccardelli’s soft landing; Graham
You won’t be able to call imported wine Canadian anymore, but you’ll still have to call Giuliano Zaccardelli a senior law enforcement figure. Where’s the justice?
The new “Product of Canada” food labelling regulations are “a win for consumers with a homegrown preference and a bonus for farmers no longer watching their local product diluted by foreign imports,” says the Calgary Herald‘s Don Martin-a no-brainer, in other words. But they are also the third prong of an attempt by the government to “crack the estrogen voting code,” he suggests, the first two being the toughening of product safety regulations and “the world’s first crackdown on plastics containing bisphenol A.” All three “cater to soccer moms and Tim Hortons sensibilities,” he argues, and perhaps he’s right. But just think of all the chicks the Tories could pull if they stopped acting like idiots.
Attention, Canadian females. This is the Conservative Party of Canada speaking. We want your vote.