Modernizing Access to Product Information Act

An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (machine-readable code)

Sponsor

Cathy McLeod  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 14, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act to provide that regulations may be made with respect to the addition of a machine-readable code, such as a Quick Response code, providing prescribed mandatory information and supplementary product information to the label of all foods, drugs, cosmetics, devices and therapeutic products.

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Modernizing Access to Product Information ActRoutine Proceedings

June 14th, 2016 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

Cathy McLeod Conservative Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (machine-readable code).

Mr. Speaker, this private member's bill would modernize the Food and Drugs Act so that regulations may be made with respect to the addition of smart phone code providing prescribed mandatory information and supplementary product information to the label of all foods, drugs, cosmetics, devices, and therapeutic products.

It is my hope that the use of smart phone code will provide consumers with an easy way to read information more readily and assist them in their daily lives.

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