CANADA: Trade body hits back at soft drinks labelling plans
Canada's soft drinks industry has defended its nutrition labels after the country's health authority proposed changes to make them easier to read.
The Canadian Beverage Association said yesterday (14 July) that existing labels already provide “clear and consumer-friendly” calorie information on the front of all packaging. The body said the labelling is a result of its “Clear on Calories” programme designed to make it easier for Canadians “to make informed dietary choice”.
The comments from the CBA, which represents about 60 beverage manufactures in Canada including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo, follow Health Canada proposals to alter the nutrition labels used on food, including the clearer labelling of sugars and "more consistent" serving sizes.
Proposed changes encompass alterations to the format of Canada's Nutrition Facts table the list of ingredients; the list of nutrients that must appear in the table; daily values; the grouping of sugars together; and serving sizes.
For a summary of the proposals, click here.
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