SportMed InTraining: New Regulations on Food Labels
Week 12 New Food Labels in Canada.
The changes have targeted sugar, making it easy to quickly find added sugars and to see how much sugar is in a food. Until now, manufacturers could mislead us by using small amounts of a few different types of sugar, so that each one is listed separately on the list of ingredients, which hides the fact that sugar is the first and predominant ingredient. Now all the types of sugars must be grouped together in the list of ingredients. The example below shows how the new way of grouping sugars together makes it easy to quickly find the sugars and to see how much sugar is in a food, compared to other ingredients.