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Canada Unveils Food Labeling Plan

Posted: June 2, 2008

In order to better reflect the true origins of products in the marketplace, the Canadian government has announced an action plan which will require products to be labeled and advertised accurately and truthfully. The Canadian Food Labeling Initiative outlines new guidelines that better define “Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” on food labels and advertising. The new proposed guidelines are: 

Other statements or claims could be used (if they were truthful and not misleading for consumers) but the Government of Canada would encourage the use of “Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” to ensure clarity for the consumer. For more information on this initiative, please go to healthycanadians.ca/pr-rp/dp-dt_e.html. (Source: FEMA)