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Improve food labels to give more information on added sugars and artificial dyes in processed foods.

Liberal Platform Page 21 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jul 2017

Food labelling changes

Government of Canada July 24, 2017

We’re making improvements to the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients on food labels based on feedback from Canadians and stakeholders. The food industry has a transition period of 5 years to make these changes. This means that you might start seeing new food labels as early as 2017. Learn about these upcoming changes.

The phase-in period for these changes is five years.

Oct 2016

Health Minister Jane Philpott announces new food labelling, marketing regulations

CBC News October 24, 2016

The federal government is overhauling Canada’s healthy eating guidelines with a sweeping strategy that will include new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children.

Another change will eventually require labelling on the front of packages that will highlight if a product is high or low in certain nutrients such as sodium, sugar and saturated fats.