Press Releases


Media Accreditation Form for the Fourth Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition, 2014 (PDF 49k)
—September 17, 2014

Joint-submission in response to the Health Canada nutrition labelling proposal (PDF 486k)
—September 12, 2014

Statement on Menu Labelling at Hotel de ville, Montreal, Quebec (PDF 282k)
—August 14, 2014

Pre-Budget Submission re School Health (PDF 464k)
—August 6, 2014

U.N. General Assembly Renews Vows to Tackle Food, Tobacco, Alcohol, Inactivity-related Disease (PDF 191k)
—July 11, 2014

Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (PDF 192k)
—July 10, 2014

Call for ensuring primacy of health in trade deals and safeguards against conflicts of interest in addresses diseases caused by marketing of food, alcohol, tobacco (PDF 1493k)
—July 4, 2014

Comments on World Health Organization's Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children (PDF 299k)
—March 31, 2014

Minister Matthews Wise to Mandate Calories on Restaurant Menus, but Cynical to Ignore Sodium (PDF 221k)
—February 24, 2014

Ontario Legislature Advances Legislation to Require Sodium & Calories on Chain Restaurant Menus (PDF 210k)
—February 20, 2014

Media Comment on Proposed Legislation to Require Sodium & Calories on Restaurant Menus (PDF 236k)
—February 20, 2014

Joint statement calling for mandating nutrition information on chain-restaurant menus (PDF 417k)
—February 20, 2014

Comments on the conflict of interest reforms of the World Health Organization, ref. EB134/8 (PDF 320k)
—January 15, 2014

Subsidies for US School Meals Programs
—December 9, 2013

Bill 149 (re sodium and calorie labelling on restaurant menus and restricting the marketing of flavoured tobacco products)
—December 5, 2013

Previous Efforts to Advance National Student Feeding Programs (PDF 1896k)
—November 26, 2013

Health Canada Advisory Groups Hobbled by Commercial Conflicts of Interest – Leading Medical Journal (PDF 150k)
—November 26, 2013

Federal government food policy committees and the financial interests of the food sector (PDF 501k)
—November 26, 2013

Submission to Ontario Minister of Health re menu labelling and marketing to children (PDF 345k)
—November 15, 2013

U.S. Federal Register notice re trans fat
—November 7, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Ban Synthetic Trans Fats: Will Health Canada Do Likewise? (PDF 154k)
—November 7, 2013

Letter to Minister Ambrose concerning trans fat measures taken in the U.S. (PDF 162k)
—November 7, 2013

CSPI Looks Forward to Renewed Federal Government Interest in Nutrition Labelling (PDF 122k)
—October 16, 2013

Letter to Federal Minister of Health: Ensure that the “Food Label Modernization” initiative includes health and nutrition issues to protect families, save health care resources, and raise workforce productivity by disease prevention (PDF 1228k)
—October 16, 2013

Queen’s Park Pledge for Law to Curb Marketing to Kids and Require Calories, etc. on Chain Restaurant Menus Sounds Like a Public Health Winner (PDF 251k)
—October 9, 2013

Comment on CBC's The Fifth Estate program, The Secrets of Sugar (PDF 256k)
—October 7, 2013

Conflict of Interest Coalition Statement of Concern (PDF 164k)
—September 21, 2013

Implementing the Healthy Kids Panel report, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy (PDF 419k)
—August 27, 2013

Technical Brief to the Honourable Charles Sousa, MPP, Ontario Minister of Finance (PDF 722k)
—August 27, 2013

Discussion Paper for Food Labelling Modernization initiative (PDF 589k)
—June 7, 2013

Outcome of vote on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
—May 9, 2013

Parliament Kills Life- and Money-Saving Sodium Reduction Bill by 147-122 Vote (PDF 183k)
—May 8, 2013

Results of vote on Bill C-460 coming soon at Parliament of Canada website
in english en français
—May 8, 2013

Report Reveals 4-year Voluntary Sodium Performance Meagre As Parliament Votes Today on Sodium-Reduction Bill (PDF 169k)
—May 8, 2013

Salty To A Fault: A 4 year follow-up report (PDF 2566k)
—May 8, 2013

Inadequate voluntary sodium-reduction progress at restaurants illustrates the need to pass Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act in the May 8, 2013 vote. (PDF 362k)
—May 6, 2013

Toronto Board of Health decision to propose mandatory menu labelling at City Council if provincial government does not commit to an Ontario-wide requirement by September 2013
—April 29, 2013

Urge your MP to support Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english en français
—April 29, 2013

Testimony to Toronto Board of Health about calorie and sodium labelling on menus at chain restaurants (PDF 296k)
—April 29, 2013

Toronto Public Health staff report on menu labelling to the Toronto Board of Health
—April 25, 2013

What's on the Menu? A technical report by Toronto Public Health
—April 25, 2013

CSPI Calls on Premiers to Support Federal Sodium-Reduction Bill (PDF 162k)
—April 22, 2013

Updated Bill C-460 Joint-Statement (PDF 852k)
—April 22, 2013

Letter to Council of Federation urging premiers to support federal sodium bill (PDF 233k)
—April 22, 2013

Petition to the House of Commons in Support of Bill C-460 (PDF 229k)
—March 4, 2013

Debate on Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Peppered with Myths (PDF 110k)
—February 4, 2013

Debate on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english (PDF 160k) en français (PDF 171k)
—February 1, 2013

Debate Begins in Parliament on Bill to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (PDF 110k)
—January 31, 2013

Joint-statement of support for Bill C-460 endorsed by health groups and experts (PDF 580k)
—January 31, 2013

Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, 2010
—November 6, 2012

Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, 2012
—November 6, 2012

Federal Bill Proposes to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (PDF 113k)
—November 6, 2012

Technical Brief: Hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (PDF 312k)
—November 1, 2012

The Healthy Decisions Made Easy, 2012
—October 2, 2012

Conflicts of Interest in International Disease Prevention Policy-Making (PDF 187k)
—September 27, 2012

Technical Brief: Hearings of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (PDF 299k)
—September 27, 2012

Ammoniated caramel colouring in cola beverages (PDF 276k)
—June 28, 2012

Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods
—June 8, 2012

United Nations Food Law Body Advances Global Standard for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (PDF 234k)
—May 18, 2012

Submission to the (United Nations WHO/FAO) Codex Committee on Food Labelling re Mandatory Nutrition Labelling on the Back (and Front) of Packages (PDF 69k)
—May 14, 2012

Bill 86, Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Act, An Act to amend the Health Protection and Promotion Act to require a food service premise to provide nutritional information
—May 8, 2012

Media statement re the introduction of calorie/sodium menu-labelling bill in Ontario Legislative Assembly (PDF 153k)
—May 8, 2012

Deposition to Ottawa Board of Health re Menu Labelling (PDF 171k)
—May 7, 2012

Writing on the Wall--Executive Summary (PDF 461k)
—February 28, 2012

Writing on the Wall--Full Report (PDF 11978k)
—February 28, 2012

Media Comment: Writing on the Wall--Time to put nutrition information on restaurant menus (PDF 238k)
—February 27, 2012

Political Declaration on NCDs in the context of 205 other general assembly resolutions issued since 1946
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Political Declaration: United Nations High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

140-Group Conflict of Interest Coalition: U.N.-Approved Global Pact for Tackling Nutrition- and Alcohol-related Diseases is Strong on Awareness, Timid on Action (PDF 46k)
—September 19, 2011

Statement of Concern of the Conflict of Interest Coalition, 2011 (PDF 165k)
—September 16, 2011

Canadian Medical Association Journal: Canada instrumental in watering down elements of noncommunicable diseases plan
—September 16, 2011

The Lancet: Conflicts of interest and the UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases
—September 16, 2011

Media Statement: Corporate Involvement in International Nutrition and Alcohol Laws (PDF 42k)
—September 16, 2011

Statement: Conflict of Interest Coalition (PDF 151k)
—September 16, 2011

Xtreme Eating 2011--Big eats...big Canadians (PDF 1306k)
—July 19, 2011

Nutrition advice to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PDF 321k)
—June 15, 2011

Canada's Food Guide vs. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ (PDF 145k)
—June 2, 2011

World Food Law Body to Negotiate Standards for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (PDF 249k)
—May 13, 2011

Comments on international food labelling standards by the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) to the WHO/FAO Codex Food Labelling Committee world annual meeting in Quebec City (PDF 89k)
—May 9, 2011

News Release: Carcinogenic Food Dye in Soft Drinks (PDF 134k)
—March 31, 2011

Letter to Minister of Health re cancer risk of ammonia process caramel in soft drinks (PDF 280k)
—March 31, 2011

Response to questions in Parliament re Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (PDF 284k)
—February 15, 2011

Testimony re Healthy Living at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (PDF 258k) en français (PDF 264k)
—February 3, 2011

Technical Brief on Healthy Living for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (PDF 401k) en français (PDF 413k)
—February 3, 2011

Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010: Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
—August 25, 2010

CSPI Comment on Strategy: Putting the Pepper on the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (PDF 232k)
—July 29, 2010

Sodium Working Group: Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (PDF 5301k)
—July 29, 2010

Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (PDF 1834k)
—July 9, 2010

Supplementary Submission to Health Canada: Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (PDF 225k)
—July 9, 2010

14 Health and Citizens Groups Support Ontario Bill Requiring Calorie Labelling on Menus at Large Chain-Restaurants (PDF 278k)
—June 2, 2010

Comment on the introduction of the Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Act, 2010 (PDF 139k)
—June 2, 2010

19 Health and Citizen's Groups Urge Minister to Protect Children from Marketing at Geneva Talks (PDF 208k)
—May 12, 2010

Comment: Protecting Children from Marketing (PDF 222k)
—May 12, 2010

Ban Artificial Food Dyes That Worsen ADHD (PDF 141k)
—May 3, 2010

Making Food Labels Effective (PDF 1720k)
—May 1, 2010

Submission to the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (PDF 108k)
—January 5, 2010

Letter to Minister of Health, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, re fine-tuning the food label (PDF 939k)
—December 16, 2009

Label Make-Over: What the Label Doesn’t Tell You (PDF 788k)
—December 15, 2009

Movie theatre popcorn reviews in December's issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter (PDF 2062k)
—November 19, 2009

CSPI Testimony at the Sodium Briefing of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (PDF 251k)
—October 5, 2009

Support Ontario Bill 156: IN with calorie info on chain-restaurant menus, and OUT with synthetic trans fats at all restaurants!
—September 30, 2009

Report: Salty to a Fault (PDF 3329k)
—September 23, 2009

Media comment on report, Salty to a Fault (PDF 120k)
—September 23, 2009

Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Act Moves Forward in Ontario Legislature! (PDF 213k)
—April 10, 2009

Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Bill Passes First Hurdle in Ontario Legislature! (PDF 117k)
—April 9, 2009

Comments on Ontario Bill 156 (calorie labelling on menus and trans fat restrictions for restaurants)
—April 9, 2009

Ontario Medical Association’s Menu Labelling Advice Just What the Doctor Ordered (PDF 292k)
—April 7, 2009

Federal Budget Economic Stimulus: Support national campaign to invest $1-a-day in nutritious school meals
—March 4, 2009

Industry Efforts to Ditch Trans Fat Skidding : Minister of Health Urged to Ban It Now (PDF 199k)
—February 12, 2009

Healthy School Meal Advocates Ready to Be Understudies in March Budget Review : Best to Support Learning and Fight Unemployment, Disease, and Food Price Hikes (PDF 300k)
—February 2, 2009

Backgrounder: A National Nutritious School Meal Program for Canadian Children (PDF 100k)
—January 15, 2009

Invest Stimulus Money in School Nutrition, Say Nonprofits : Promote Learning and Fend-off “Triple Threat” of Recession, Diet-Related Disease, and Rising Food Prices (PDF 290k)
—January 15, 2009

Minister Flaherty: Include child nutrition program in fiscal stimulus package (PDF 217k)
—January 15, 2009

Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report tabled in Parliament
—March 27, 2007

Advice to the World Health Organization re implementing the Global Strategy On Diet, Physical Activity, And Health
—March 23, 2005

Transcript of House of Commons Standing Committee on Health hearing concerning proposed Bill C-473 proposing a ban on trans fat, and Bill C-398 proposing full nutrition labelling on fresh meat, percentage ingredient declarations on processed foods, and nutrition labelling on menus at chain restaurants. Witnesses included people from McDonald's, Harvey's, Kraft, the Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada, the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and CSPI.
in english en français
—May 13, 2004


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