Canada cracking down on food labels

Filed under: Business — @ December 22, 2005

Products won’t be able to trumpet themselves as “low carb” or “no carb.” Health Canada says there’s no scientific evidence that carbohydrates are a dietary problem. “Statements about the presence or absence of carbohydrates, including the use of brand names and trademarks, are subject to these regulations,” Health Canada warns in a letter to the food industry.

The deadline is NOW for companies whose earnings are over $1 million and until 2007 for those under.

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