moved for leave to introduce C-529, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (durable life date).
Mr. Speaker, as the Bloc Québécois' critic for health, I want to introduce today to the House a private member's bill to amend the Food and Drugs Act. The bill's objective is to prohibit the sale of prepackaged or canned food that does not indicate a durable life date.
Right after Nutrition Month during which we celebrated World Consumer Rights Day, and on the very day the Canadian Food Inspection Agency admits that unsafe food can find its way onto the market, it is crucial to base all federal regulations concerning labelling of food products on comprehensive information that allows consumers to make healthy and safe food choices. That is the goal of this bill.
I call on all members to support the bill because, as protectors of the public interest and as informed consumers, they are doubly accountable.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)