An Act respecting the amendment of the Food and Drugs Regulations (labelling of certain food products)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.


Annick Papillon  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 18, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment requires the Governor in Council to amend the Food and Drugs Regulations to provide for the labelling of any meat product or poultry product whose production includes the use of hormones or antibiotics administered to promote growth or of rendered slaughter waste.


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Food and Drugs RegulationsRoutine Proceedings

June 18th, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.
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Annick Papillon NDP Québec, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-623, An Act respecting the amendment of the Food and Drugs Regulations (labelling of certain food products).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to introduce my first bill, which aims to amend the Food and Drugs Regulations, specifically with respect to the labelling of certain food products.

My bill, which was announced on May 24 in Quebec City during a demonstration to promote awareness of GMOs organized by AmiEs de la Terre, would make it mandatory to label any food products that contain hormones or antibiotics and to indicate on the label when slaughter waste is used in the production of meat and poultry.

Under Canada's existing labelling practices, product labels must indicate how much salt, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates the products contain, but no legislative provision requires producers to disclose to consumers many other elements that are present in foods.

As my party's consumer protection critic, I think it is important to give people the opportunity to make educated choices about the foods they want to consume.

That is why this bill calls for increased transparency regarding the labelling of hormones and antibiotics, as well as the labelling of slaughter waste used in the production of meat and poultry.

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