Monday, June 20, 2022

Health community pushes meat labeling

 Canada’s health community has launched a lobbying campaign to counter a lobbying campaign by the Canadian beef and pork industries.

At issue is a Health Canada proposal to label ground meat as high in saturated fat.

The beef and pork industries fear it will reduce sales. The health lobby said the labeling is needed so consumers will know the risks presented by eating a lot of saturated fats.

Health Canada has yet to publish its proposals, but the meat industry with backing from the Alberta government and the federal Conservate Party has been lobbying for an exemption.

Health Canada has been pondering warning labels about saturated fats, sugar and salt.