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A Message from the Dairy Farmers of Canada

 

Supporters,

When it comes to nutritional guidelines, the health and well-being of Canadians should be our federal government’s first priority. But with the flawed Front-of-Package labelling guidelines proposed by Health Canada still under consideration, government continues to risk putting both the health of Canadians and the health of our economy in jeopardy.

Under these new guidelines, Health Canada would classify foods as “unhealthy” based solely on three factors: their levels of sodium, sugar and saturated fat, without taking into account whether those foods contain essential ingredients or have been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. That means many dairy products rich in calcium, vitamin A and vitamin B-12 like yogurt and cheese would be required to feature a warning label, discouraging their consumption, while most potato chips and diet sodas would not.

That’s not right; any framework that suggests potato chips and diet sodas are “healthier” than nutrient-rich foods is obviously flawed and could lead Canadians to make unhealthy choices.

We need your help to push back against these flawed guidelines.

Send a submission to Health Canada’s Front-of-Pack labelling consultation today, calling on them to take the time to consider all the available evidence and create a framework that reflects our best scientific knowledge.

Government needs to get this right, and we need your help to make sure they do!

 

Send Your Submission Now!

 

And thank you again for all your support,

Dairy Farmers of Canada

 

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