Canada Allows Health Claims

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

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