||Mandatory nutrition labelling|
Several public opinion polls show that the vast majority of Canadians want comprehensive, easy-to-read nutrition information on all food labels so they can improve their health and reduce their risk of diet-related disease. Currently, just over half of foods have any nutrition information and those that do often conceal the amounts of important nutrients. For three years, the two-million-member Alliance for Food Label Reform (a coalition of consumers, seniors, scientists, physicians, nutritionists and other health professionals) and the Centre for Science in the Public Interest have been urging MPs and Health Canada to require this information by law.
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