The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 6 No.
1 • February 2003
Canada Allows Health Claims
“Canada published new nutrition labeling standards on Jan.
1, 2003. One of the provisions of the new rules was the allowance, for the
first time in Canada, of health claims. The only health claims allowed,
however, are scientifically established relationships between diet and the
reduction in risk of chronic disease, such as sodium and its link to high blood
pressure; calcium and vitamin D and the link to osteoporosis; saturated fat and
trans-fat and the link to heart disease; and underconsumption of vegetables and
fruits and the link to some types of cancer. Not much, but it’s a start. Too
bad they don’t have a First Amendment in Canada.”
— Inform, Feb 2003, p 59