Health Canada has launched consultations on proposed front-of-package labelling.

The public is invited to comment the government's proposal for mandatory front-of-package nutrition symbols for foods high in saturated fat, sugars and sodium.

The goal is to help reduce occurrences of health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

The consultations will be available online until April 26th.

Results will be shared later this year.

Health Canada is consulting on these four nutrition symbols:

health labels

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