Thursday, June 30, 2022

Health Canada drops label for ground beef, pork

Health Canada has dropped its proposal to require labels on ground beef and pork declaring them to be high in saturated fats.

They were missing from the list of foods Health Canada will require tprocessors to label as high in saturated fat, sodium (sal)t and sugars.

The beef and pork industries lobbied vigorously against Health Canada’s labeling requirement and Health Canada relented, saying it would be confusing because it was not proposing the labeling for whole cuts.

Ground beef and pork are now in an exemption category, but Health Canada said labels might be required if processors add saturated fat or certain spices.