VFO STATEMENT: VFO applauds Health Canada’s decision to remove Front-of-Package labelling on ground meat
Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) supports Health Canada’s decision to exempt ground veal, and all ground meats, from the “high in” saturated fat Front-of-Package (FOP) labelling requirements. The new FOP labelling requirements which exempt ground meat will be published in the Canada Gazette Part II on July 6, 2022. This decision aligns ground meat with other whole cuts of meat protein, as well as other nutritious, single-ingredient foods such as milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.
“We are pleased to hear that Health Canada has recognized the importance of ground meat as a nutritious, affordable protein in Canadian’s diets and has now provided this exemption,” says Pascal Bouilly, VFO Chair. “Ontario veal farmers are proud to produce a lean, nutrient-packed protein that is high is iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.”
Read the full statement here.
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