The Government of Canada has agreed to RCC’s requests to:
- Not move forward with the Front-of-Pack food labelling at this time;
- Focus efforts on education and compliance promotion, rather than traditional enforcement, for the first year of the new Nutrition Facts Table requirements from December 2021 to December 2022; and
- Formalize their agreement in principle to RCC’s request for a predictable cadence and grouping of future regulatory changes to food labels.
This is in addition to the government’s agreement to delay of the Food Product Innovation (FPI – formerly “Food Labelling Modernization – FLM”) initiative.
RCC has been advocating firmly on behalf of its members during the COVID-19 crisis to avoid discretionary labelling regulatory initiatives so that retailers in Canada can focus on recovery.