Off label: the unintended consequences of label changes for consumers
While it is important for Canadians to be aware of the contents in products they consume, they already have the information they need to make informed choices.
Health Canada has introduced new labelling regulations to inform and assist consumers in making 'healthy choices'. While these changes appear to increase transparency and certainty for consumers, there's a hidden cost to producers, writes the Canadian Beverage Association's Krista Scaldwell. Photograph courtesy of Giuliano Belli/Flickr