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The Canadian government is calling for changes to the content and format of on-pack food nutrition labels.

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

By Jenni Spinner

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.

ISAPP: “The panel concluded that the general benefit of support­ing a healthy digestive tract was reinforced by evidence gathered on a large number of different probiotic strains representing commonly studied species.”

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

By Shane STARLING

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology...

The snacks, breads/cereals/grains and frozen/refrigerated prepared foods gluten-free categories led 2012 sales, totaling $335 million.

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

By Maggie Hennessy

Riding the wave of continued strong consumer demand for gluten-free food options, Canada’s gluten-free market reached $458.9 million in 2012, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts entitled 'Gluten-Free Foods in Canada'.

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