Health Canada is introducing a new consumer warning label system, the front-of-pack (FOP) label, which focuses on three nutrients of concern – saturated fat, sugar and sodium.
The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is disappointed that ground beef will carry a FOP label, while less nutritional items like diet soda won’t. It’s concerning that this label could lead consumers to believe that ground beef is unhealthy based on one nutrient. The SSGA encourages Canadians to consume fresh, wholesome, nutritionally-rich foods from all food groups. Beef is part of this healthy food choice.
Right now, Health Canada is holding consultations and accepting submissions on the FOP labelling proposal. SSGA is encouraging all beef producers to participate in the consultations and have your voice heard.
Complete the below online form to send a letter to Health Canada requesting ground beef to be exempted from the front of package labelling.
HEALTH CANADA ONLINE CONSUMER SURVEY
Click on the button below to complete the Health Canada online consumer survey.
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