The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ruled that as of December 2005, low-carbohydrate claims will not be permitted on any foods sold in Canada. According to the new regulations, consumers looking for guidance on how many carbs are in foods instead will have to refer to a mandatory “nutrition facts” box on the side of each package that will “disclose the calories, the amount of total fat, saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fibre, sugars, protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C contained in a specified amount of food,” according to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail.
- KC's View:
Essentially, the Canadian government’s position seems to be that “low carb” is a marketing program, not a scientific approach to weight loss.
Which sounds about right to us.