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)