Sugar Labeling Delayed 7 Yrs On Protest From Big Grocers

Delays in new Health Canada guidelines on sugar consumption followed lobbying by the nation’s largest supermarket chain, documents show. Loblaw Companies Ltd. protested a federal proposal to cut Canadians’ sugar consumption 30 percent. The grocers’ input was “vital”, says a 2014 memo obtained through Access To Information: “Loblaws should be encouraged to continue working with the department”.

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