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SOURCE Canadian Beverage Association
In response to the Health Canada's announcement regarding their upcoming
consultation on proposed changes to nutrition information on food
labels, the Canadian Beverages Association (CBA) issued the following
TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Beverage Association
welcomes the opportunity to review and comment on Health Canada's
proposed changes to nutrition information on food labels, its science
base and how it would apply to all foods and beverages.
The Canadian Beverage Association and its members are committed to
offering Canadians choice, variety and the information that will enable
them to make informed beverage decisions for themselves and their
families. Our members provide consumers with a wide range of beverage
sizes and options, including many that are no and low-calorie.
Information on ingredients used by our members such as low calorie sweeteners can be found on the CBA website as well as Health Canada's.
In addition, through Clear on Calories, our members have come together
to put clear and consumer-friendly calorie information on the front of
all packaging. By clearly displaying the caloric content of our
products, our industry is making it easier for Canadians to make
informed dietary choices to meet individual needs and fit into their
overall caloric intake.
The Canadian Beverage Association is the national trade association
representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and
distribute the majority of non-alcoholic refreshment beverages consumed
in Canada. Over 58,000 individuals are employed directly, indirectly
and through induced jobs in the Canadian beverage industry.