Nutritional warnings appear on the front of prepackaged foods in Canada

Canada plans to require companies to add nutritional warnings to the front of prepackaged foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium.

But ground meat will be exempt from the labels after groups of farmers objected to Health Canada’s proposal earlier this month.

The new labels will complement, rather than replace, the more detailed nutritional information typically found on the back of food packaging.

Packaged foods believed to have health benefits despite high levels of these nutrients, including ground meats and milk, will not be listed on labels.

The rules are expected to come into effect in early 2026. The government says this gives companies enough time to control the costs of adjusting their packaging.


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