Technical Consultation on Health Canada's Draft Guidance Document on Food Health Claims Related to Post-Prandial Glycaemia

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Background

Health Canada has developed a Draft Guidance Document on Food Health Claims Related to the Reduction in Post-Prandial Glycaemic Response. This document sets out the criteria by which the validity of claims related to post-prandial glycaemic response may be assessed, and also clarifies the scope of acceptable function claims related to this health effect. Therefore, it will assist industry to comply with subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act regarding the use of such claims in the labelling and advertising of food products sold in Canada. In accordance with Health Canada's Action Plan for the modernization of the health claims framework for food (2009), this would help contribute to public confidence in the food health claims system, as well as promoting consumer access to new food products with assessed health benefits. The purpose of this consultation is to seek comments on the criteria proposed in the document.

Consultation Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the document, Draft Guidance Document on Food Health Claims Related to the Reduction in Post-Prandial Glycaemic Response,  please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading "HPFB BNS Consultation Post-Prandial Glycaemic Response- Draft Guidance".

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting June 13, 2013 until September 10, 2013 (90 calendar days). Comments on the draft guidance document may be submitted in writing electronically to healthclaims-allegationssante@hc-sc.gc.ca. Please use the words "Comments Consultation Glycaemic Response" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, September 10, 2013.

Reporting to Canadians

The results of this consultation will be made available. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at healthclaims-allegationssante@hc-sc.gc.ca, using the words "Comments Consultation Glycaemic Response" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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