Encouraging news out of Canada! “Health Canada has released details of a proposal to change Canada’s food guide and they are causing concern in some areas of the food industry.”
* “Among the first changes Health Canada proposed is a move away from red meats as a source of protein, opting instead for legumes.”
* “We’re not talking about that it has to be no animal foods; we’re talking about a shift in the amount of animal foods you’ve got in there,” said Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, director general of Nutrition Policy and Promotion.”
The best news of all:
* “Unlike previous revisions of the food guide, industry doesn’t have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Health Canada and instead must submit their comments on the guiding principles along with the rest of the general public by Monday, Hutchinson said. We have to ensure the development of the guidance is really free from any conflict of interest.”
Bingo. Stay tuned.