Health Canada contemplates providing food industry with "discretionary" authority to fortify junk foods
- Canada's new Food Guide described as 'obesogenic.'. // Active Living;May2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p26
Focuses on the criticism of Health Canada's 2006 "Canada's Food Guide" by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, director of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. Description of the guide by Freedhoff; Concern about the involvement of the food industry in preparing the new guide; Accusation by...
- Dr. Freedhoff's revenge! // Active Living;Jan2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p3
Blogs from Dr. Yoni Freedhoff and Travis Saunders about obesity and food industry are discussed.
- What defines junk food? Health ministry has no idea. // FRPT- FMCG Snapshot;8/3/2015, p1
The article discusses the lack of guidelines for junk foods in India, which has not even defined under the country's Food Safety & Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 and has no proposal under consideration of the health ministry to define junk food under the law.
- Health Canada ready to allow fortified junk food? Taylor, Joe // Active Living: Newsletters;Jul2009, p1
The article reports that Big Food Group PLC has convinced the Health Canada to a legislation that will allow to fortify non-nutritious processed foods in Canada. It mentions that this foods comprise minor amounts of vitamins and minerals and boast in advertising and on the package. It states...
- Feds postpone anti-trans fat legislation. // Active Living;Jul2007, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p4
The article reports that the legislation to limit the amount of trans fats permitted in Canadian food products did not push through. Health Canada backed away from the legislation but asked the food industry to voluntarily comply with the standards recommended by a task force. The task force...
- Novel Foods and Consumer Rights: Concerning Food Policy in a Liberal State. Klaus Peter Rippe // Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics;1999, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p71
In the public debate concerning novel foods, some consumer groups claim a consumer right to have access to certain kinds of food in the market. To discuss such statements, the paper identifies the reasons that may justify liberal states to regulate food. Although it defends certain paternalistic...
- Are nutrition labels misleading? // Active Living;Mar2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p31
The article focuses on the issue on whether nutrition labels are misleading published in the journal "New Scientist," in which doctor Yoni Freedhoff of Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, says that food labels calculation is indeed has 25% accuracy and suggests that one should read...
- Badvertising. Freedhoff, Yoni // Active Living;Jan2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p5
Two excerpts from the blogs of Dr. Yoni Freedhoff at Bariatric Institute in Ottawa, Ontario about advertising are presented.
- News for Immediate Release May 6, 2010: State Board of Education Approves New Nutrition and Activity Regulations for Schools. // Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation &;Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p10
The article focuses on the approval of nutrition and activity regulations by the State Board of Education in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The move of the State Board is part of their response to the growing numbers of children who are obese. Joe Torsella of the State Board states that taking out...