Health Canada to Ban Low-Carb Food Labels
Citing a lack of scientific evidence to support low-carbohydrate diet claims, Health Canada plans to ban food and drink labels that tout low carbohydrates.
The labeling rules will go into effect in December 2005 for large companies and in 2007 for smaller companies selling food products in Canada, the Toronto Star reported.
Even the use of carbohydrate-linked brand names and trademarks, such as Kraft’s Carb-Well line, will be subject to the new regulations.
“There was – and still is – no reason from a nutrient point of view to be concerned with the amount of carbs that we eat,” Health Canada spokeswoman Carole Saindon told the Star.