An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (durable life date)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Christiane Gagnon  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 30, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act to prohibit the sale of prepackaged or canned food that does not indicate a durable life date.

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Food and Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

April 30th, 2009 / 10:10 a.m.
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Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Bloc Québec, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (durable life date).

Mr. Speaker, Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (durable life date) would prohibit the sale of prepackaged or canned food that does not indicate a durable life date.

Thus, its objective is to provide consumers with the most information possible on a food product so that they may make informed and safe choices.

In a context where the Canadian Food Inspection Agency itself admits that unsafe food can find its way onto the market, it is crucial to base all federal regulations concerning food product labelling on comprehensive information that allows consumers to make healthy and safe food choices.

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