Inside the fight to label sugary, salty and fatty foods in Canada

Globe and Mail

Ottawa drew praise when it announced last year it would label foods high in sugar, salt and saturated fat. But when experts came together to make a short list of designs, the complexities of the plan came to the forefront, and the critics raised their voices. Ann Hui breaks down the fight over food labels.

Excerpt: “Health Canada, in response, said the department will continue to take into account all the groups’ views. But it emphasized that its priority is health… This is a public-health crisis, and a lot of this is very significantly related to diet,” said Karen McIntyre, a director-general at Health Canada. “Everything we can do to turn that around is the direction we’re taking.” Read full article