FCPC responds to launch of federal government's food label consultations

TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nutrition Facts table (NFt) is a trusted tool Canadians use every day to help them make informed food choices. It's on all of our food manufacturing members' products, in Canadian households from coast-to-coast.

The federal government is proposing significant changes to the NFt. Given the NFt's prevalence in people's lives, each proposal warrants thorough review.

Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) looks forward to continuing our work with the federal government to increase consumer use and understanding of the NFt and ensure the proposed changes are based on the most reliable science and strongest evidence, and that it's helpful to Canadians in their efforts to make the nutrition choices that are right for them. At the end of the day, that's what's important.

 -       Phyllis Tanaka, RD, Senior Advisor, Food and Nutrition, FCPC

Food & Consumer Products of Canada is Canada's largest industry association representing the companies that manufacture and distribute the vast majority of food, beverage and consumer goods found on store shelves. Our members provide jobs to almost 300,000 Canadians, and include small and large; multi-nationals and Canadian-owned companies. Learn more at www.fcpc.ca and follow us at @fcpc1

SOURCE: Food and Consumer Products of Canada

For further information: Adam Grachnik, Senior Director, Communications & Events, Food & Consumer Products of Canada, adamg@fcpc.ca, 416-510-8088

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