Food Front-of-Package Nutrition Symbol Consumer Consultation

On February 9th, Health Canada announced online consumer consultations for Front-of-Package (FOP) labelling, The intended purpose for the use of labelling regulations is to encourage Canadians to choose healthier foods, to reduce sodium, sugar and saturated fat consumption, and to incentivize companies to formulate healthier processed foods  Whether or not (a) labelling will accomplish that and (b) whether regulation is an appropriate and effective way to alter consumer behaviour and agri-food players to alter ingredient composition is at issue.  .