DC response to Health Canada consultation on Edible Cannabis
Proposed regulations for the processing, packaging and sale of edible cannabis were available for public comment before February 20, 2019. DC responded to questions about THC dosage per unit, packaging and labelling (specific to List of Ingredients and Nutrition Facts table). Edible cannabis products will be legally available in Canada no later than October 17, 2019. For more details about the consultation.
DC Follow-up to Health Canada consultation on proposed restrictions to flavoured purified alcohol
(February 2019) This consultation addressed issues that included "highly sweetened alcoholic drinks", to which DC responded in July 2018.
- Nutrition A-Z: Food Labels
- Health Canada: Nutrition labelling
Health Canada website on nutrition labelling
- Food Labelling for Industry
A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website about all aspects of food labelling - useful for industry, dietitians and knowledgeable consumers.
- Videos on Nutrition Labelling from EatRight Ontario
Five part series on nutrition labelling.
- Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
(November 2017) This Health Canada report summarizes the presentations and discussion at the meeting on September 18, 2017.
- Letter to Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister about support for Health Canada Healthy Eating Strategy, including Front of Package Labelling
(September 2017) As part of the on-going work of Dietitians of Canada in support of Health Canada's Heathy Eating Strategy, and in collaboration with other health professional organizations and NGOs advocating for health promotion and risk reduction for residents of Canada, a letter was sent to Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, summarizing collective support and recommendations about front-of-package labelling. Minister MacAulay's response is appended to this letter.
- Letter to Federal Health Minister about Front of Package Labelling
(April 2017) A letter was sent to Health Minister Jane Philpott from a group of representatives of health organizations, health professional associations (including Dietitians of Canada) and academics, summarizing collective support and recommendations about front-of-package labelling.
- DC response to CFIA consultation: Food Labelling Modernization Initiative: Engaging on Key Proposals to Modernize the Food Labelling System
(March 2017) This report includes the embedded CFIA discussion paper and text for CFIA's on-line questionnaire, with all responses provided by Dietitians of Canada (DC) about issues including Date Marking Requirements, Legibility and Placement of Information, Origin of Imported Food, Key Ingredient Claims, Ingredient List Improvements, Food Compositional Standards.
- Dietitians of Canada response to Health Canada consultation “Toward Front-of Package Nutrition Labels for Canadians”
(January 2017) – With cross-Canada input from members, DC submitted a response to this public consultation on January 13, 2017. Concerns and questions from DC are highlighted throughout the report – for a new front-of-package labelling system and some new nutrient content claims.
- DC response to Canada Gazette 1 – Nutrition Labelling
(September 2015) – DC responded to the proposals for new nutrition labelling regulations.
- Q&As for proposed changes to the Nutrition Information on the Food Label
(June 2015) – Prepared for members of Dietitians of Canada following prepublication of proposed changes to nutrition information on the food label in Part 1 of Canada Gazette (CG1) by Health Canada.
- Letter to Health Minister Ambrose on Nutrition Labelling
(April 2015) – A summary of DC comments from September 2014 and affirmation of priorities for guidance regarding sugar labeling, Daily Values etc.
- Dietitians of Canada responds to Health Canada's consultation on proposed changes in Nutrition Labelling
(September 12, 2014) – DC responded to Health Canada with a cover letter, summarizing overarching comments and recommendations and a report, which summarized the results of our online survey advertised to DC members. The online survey included questions and space for narrative comments addressing all five of the documents released by Health Canada: proposed changes in formatting (Nutrition Facts table and Ingredient List), core nutrients, Daily Values, reference amounts and serving sizes.
- DC focus groups respond to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Food Labelling Modernization Initiative online consultation
(September 2013) – DC submitted a response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) online consultation (June – September 2013) regarding CFIA’s Food Labelling Modernization Initiative. The consultation was designed to assess how the CFIA’s approach to labels could best provide consumers with necessary, meaningful information and to examine changes needed for the food industry.
- DC consultation response to Health Canada’s Draft Guidance Document on Food Health Claims Related to the Reduction in Post-Prandial Glycaemic Response
(September 2013) – DC responded to Health Canada’s new guidance document for food health (function) claims related to the reduction in post-prandial glycaemic response, based on comments received from DC members working in sectors including diabetes education and food industry regulation.
- Consultation on draft Guidelines for Highlighted Ingredients and Flavours - Response from Dietitians of Canada (October 2012)
- Letter from Health Minister Petitpas Taylor, in response to the letter from HEAL organizations
(January 2018; March 2018) Thirteen organizations within HEAL (Organizations for Health Action) collectively sent a letter to the federal Minister of Health, expressing support for Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. The Minister responded with a letter of appreciation for this support.