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Health Canada debuts new food label symbol

Health Canada has introduced a new front-of-package nutrition symbol intended to help consumers identify foods high in saturated fat, sugars or sodium. New regulations will require the symbol to be displayed on the front of packaged foods that are high in these ingredients. Manufacturers have until January 1, 2026, to change their labels and comply with the new requirement. The symbol will be in addition to the Nutrition Facts table displayed on the back of food packages.

“We want all Canadians to have the information they need to make healthy food choices,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health. “In the coming years, the symbol will make it easier for you and your family to make informed choices. This simple, yet effective nutrition symbol will promote healthy eating for all Canadians.”

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