Feds toughen food labelling laws | Canada | News | Toronto Sun

Feb 27, 2011
OTTAWA -­ The federal government is toughening food labelling laws for products containing allergens and gluten.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Monday the new regulations will force companies to have additional labelling and to declare any and all ingredients that may cause adverse effects.
Manufacturers will have to adopt standardized labelling that either includes allergens in or below the ingredients list.
Component ingredients, like 'spices,' will also have to be labelled if they contain allergens, gluten, or sulphites.
The industry will have 18 months to implement the new labelling laws.
About 5% of children and 4% of adults suffer from food allergies, according to Health Canada.
Roughly 1% of Canadians have celiac disease and can't eat products containing gluten.


Feds toughen food labelling laws | Canada | News | Toronto Sun

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