Technical Consultation on Health Canada's Draft Guidance Document- Satiety Health Claims on Food

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The online consultation is now closed.

Health Canada has developed a Guidance Document on Satiety Health Claims on Food. This guidance document sets out the criteria by which the validity of satiety claims may be assessed. The document will assist industry in making acceptable and substantiated satiety health claims in the labelling and advertising of food products sold in Canada without creating the impression that foods carrying satiety claims would help individuals control food intake and manage body weight. In accordance with the Food Directorate 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 promote 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.

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting September 14, 2012 until November 12, 2012 (60 calendar days). Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing electronically to Please use the words "satiety-satiété" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, November 12, 2012.

Consultation Document

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this Web site. If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at Please use the words "satiety-satiété" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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