moved for leave to introduce Bill C-455, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (nutrition information on foods).
Mr. Speaker, in every session of every parliament since October 4, 1989, I have introduced a bill to amend the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act to ensure the nutritional value of food is clearly stated on packaged foods.
It is my wish that consumers have the information they need in order to make informed decisions on the foods they wish to purchase.
This bill is my effort for the 36th parliament. It is much more sophisticated than my previous bills. It proposes to amend the Food and Drugs Act to provide that packaged foods, bulk foods and fruit and vegetables sold at retail have specific nutritional information for consumers.
This bill is supported by a coalition of health and consumer groups representing almost two million consumers. I hope the House will support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)