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CAN: Better Nutrition Labels

CAN: Better Nutrition Labels

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has released new Canadian Nutrition Facts data that contains serving sizes and nutrient content claims for commonly consumed fresh fruits and vegetables. Industry can make voluntary use of the new values in a Canadian Nutrition Facts Table found online, says Sally Blackman, manager of food safety and nutrition at the CPMA in Ottawa. The nutrition data has been adapted from US Food and Drug Administration values and other reliable data, with serving sizes, calculations and allowable nutrient content claims determined under the direction of Health Canada in what was a three-year process. Previously, it was left to individual companies to determine the nutritional content of produce. Currently, pre-packaged fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada cannot make health or nutrient content claims about their products without the presence of a Canadian Nutrition Facts Table. This new approach for labels aims to streamline the process. (Source: canadiangrocer.com)