Health Canada has finalized new plain language labelling regulations, which have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) (SOR/2014-158, beginning at p. 153).
As we reported previously, on January 28, 2014, Health Canada announced that the government had begun a nation-wide consultation on ways to improve nutritional information on food labels. This week, based on that consultation, Health Canada has announced proposed changes to the information on food labels. Health Canada will conduct further consultations to gather information about what Canadians think about the new proposed labels, including changes to the Nutrition Facts Table, new serving size Guidelines, and a Fact Sheet on sugar content. The public may participate in the online consultation from now until September 11, 2014.