TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada supports the launch of a Health Canada consultation, announced today in Edmonton, on proposed nutritional labelling changes.
"Retail Council of Canada welcomes the national review of nutrition labelling policy announced today by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and looks forward to participating in upcoming consultations," said David Wilkes, RCC Senior VP of Government Relations and Grocery Division.
"RCC and its members believe that it is important to provide Canadian consumers with relevant, consistent and meaningful information to help make informed food choices. The Canadian Nutrition Facts table has been a key tool in providing this information to Canadians and the government's commitment to updating Nutrition Facts information is an important and vital initiative."
Retail grocery members will be supporting the consultation process and providing input to ensure nutrition labelling is an effective tool to help Canadians make nutritious food choices.
Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org) is the Voice of Retail. Founded in 1963, RCC is a not-for-profit association which represents more than 45,000 stores of all retail formats, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional and national specialty chains, and online merchants.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
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