Food Products Labelling Act

An Act respecting the labelling of food products

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

Sponsor

Paul Dewar  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 15, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Minister of Health to make regulations within nine months after the day on which this enactment comes into force with respect to the labelling of any meat product or poultry product that has been produced using hormones, antibiotics or rendered slaughterhouse waste with respect to any food product that has been produced using pesticides or genetically modified organisms.

Elsewhere

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Food Products Labelling ActRoutine Proceedings

February 15th, 2008 / 12:15 p.m.
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NDP

Paul Dewar NDP Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-510, An Act respecting the labelling of food products.

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Winnipeg for seconding the bill.

I am tabling a bill to improve Canada's food labelling practices that would provide every day Canadians with full disclosure of ingredients in the food items they purchase.

The bill would require the mandatory labelling of the use of hormones, antibiotics and rendered slaughterhouse waste in meat and poultry products, and the use of pesticides or genetically modified organisms in all food products.

When Canadian families put food on their tables, they want to make sure the food is nourishing them and not making them sick. We want mandatory labelling on food products, so we know what is in our food.

Both the current and previous federal governments have refused to improve the laws in order to give full disclosure of food ingredients to Canadians.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)