moved for leave to introduce Bill C-325, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act.
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce to the House today my private member's bill entitled an act to amend the Food and Drug Act, re lactose warning labels.
This bill amends the Food and Drugs Act by ensuring that any packaged food or drug that contains lactose and is intended to be sold and used by the public is packaged in containers labelled with a warning that it contains lactose and may be harmful to persons with lactose intolerance.
Lactose intolerance is a condition that affects one out of five Canadians, which is about six million of the population. I hope all members will take the time to carefully review this bill and come to the realization that the proper labelling of food containing lactose would certainly assist at least six million Canadians.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)