- Nutrition A-Z: Food Labels
- Health Canada: Nutrition labelling
Health Canada website on nutrition labelling
- Food Labelling for Industry
A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website about all aspects of food labelling - useful for industry, dietitians and knowledgeable consumers.
- Videos on Nutrition Labelling from EatRight Ontario
Five part series on nutrition labelling.
- DC response to Canada Gazette 1 – Nutrition Labelling
(September 2015) – DC responded to the proposals for new nutrition labelling regulations.
- Q&As for proposed changes to the Nutrition Information on the Food Label
(June 2015) – Prepared for members of Dietitians of Canada following prepublication of proposed changes to nutrition information on the food label in Part 1 of Canada Gazette (CG1) by Health Canada.
- Letter to Health Minister Ambrose on Nutrition Labelling
(April 2015) – A summary of DC comments from September 2014 and affirmation of priorities for guidance regarding sugar labeling, Daily Values etc.
- Dietitians of Canada responds to Health Canada's consultation on proposed changes in Nutrition Labelling
(September 12, 2014) DC responded to Health Canada with a cover letter, summarizing overarching comments and recommendations and a report, which summarized the results of our online survey advertised to DC members. The online survey included questions and space for narrative comments addressing all five of the documents released by Health Canada: proposed changes in formatting (Nutrition Facts table and Ingredient List), core nutrients, Daily Values, reference amounts and serving sizes.
- DC focus groups respond to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Food Labelling Modernization Initiative online consultation
(September 2013) DC submitted a response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) online consultation (June – September 2013) regarding CFIA’s Food Labelling Modernization Initiative. The consultation was designed to assess how the CFIA’s approach to labels could best provide consumers with necessary, meaningful information and to examine changes needed for the food industry.
- DC consultation response to Health Canada’s Draft Guidance Document on Food Health Claims Related to the Reduction in Post-Prandial Glycaemic Response
(September 2013) DC responded to Health Canada’s new guidance document for food health (function) claims related to the reduction in post-prandial glycaemic response, based on comments received from DC members working in sectors including diabetes education and food industry regulation.
- DC response to draft guidance on new Satiety Claims by Health Canada (November 2012)
- Consultation on draft Guidelines for Highlighted Ingredients and Flavours - Response from Dietitians of Canada (October 2012)
- DC at the Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons
(March 2011) – Dietitians of Canada took part at the Hearing on Nutritional Labeling. DC called for consistency in the standards used for point-of-purchase nutrition programs, standardization for the portion size used for similar food products and consistency in the way foods are regulated in Canada with no exception made for natural health products in food format.
- DC writes Prime Minister voicing concern at slow progress of Allergen Regulations
(February 2011) – Dietitians of Canada has written to the Prime Minister expressing our concern about the slow progress in implementing of the Regulatory Amendments to Enhance the Labelling of Priority Allergens in Foods announced in July 2008 by (then) Health Minister Tony Clement.
- DC letter to the Minister of Health of Canada
(2010) – Dietitians of Canada expressed to the Minister of Health of Canada its concerns about the slow progress in implementing of the regulatory Amendments to Enhance the Labelling of Priority Allergens in Foods announced in July 2008.
- Consultation on Policy Options for Precautionary Labelling of Priority Food Allegens - Response from Dietitians of Canada
(2010) – DC’s response to the Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency stakeholder consultation.
- DC Response to Consultation on Proposed Policy Intent for Revising Canada’s Gluten-free Labelling Requirements
(2010) – four policy options proposed by Health Canada are addressed
- Precautionary Labelling of Allergens: letter to Samuel Godefroy, Director, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Health Canada and Carla Barry, A/Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Consumer Protection
(2008) – a Dietitians of Canada letter advocating for clearer, standardized wording of precautionary allergen labelling on pre-packaged foods and in support of Health Canada’s proposed position on this concern.
- Dietitians of Canada Response to Health Canada Consultation: Managing Health Claims for Foods in Canada: Towards a Modernized Framework
(2008) - DC’s submission, based on members’ feedback, regarding the use of health claims on packaged food products.
- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations [1220 – Enhanced Labelling for Food Allergen, Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites]
(2008) – DC’s response to this proposed regulatory amendment includes recommendations to minimize risks associated with inadvertent consumption of undeclared food allergens and added sulphites in food; and to maximize choice of safe and nutritious foods for consumers with dietary restrictions.