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B.C. seminar explores impact of regulatory, policy changes


September 23, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Sept. 23, 2014, Vancouver – The Baking Association of
Canada’s B.C. Chapter will host a seminar in October covering several
regulatory and policy changes of high interest to the baking industry and its
suppliers.

Sept. 23, 2014, Vancouver – The Baking Association of
Canada’s B.C. Chapter will host a seminar in October covering several
regulatory and policy changes of high interest to the baking industry and its
suppliers.

The session will take place at Vancouver Community College,
West Pender Campus, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at 3 p.m.

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According to a BAC news release, the seminar tackles the
following questions: 

  • Are you ready for legislative changes?
  • Will the Canadian
    Food Inspection Agency visit your establishment more often?
  • Why are calories
    and sodium appearing on menu boards?
  • What impact will
    the changes to nutrition labelling have on my business?

The association will explore the impact of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and
Regulations coming into force in 2015 and what the industry needs to do to
comply. The federal government also has proposed a change in reference amounts,
serving sizes, information on the Nutrition Facts table and the ingredient list
for all packaged foods. The session will cover proposed changes to product
labels.

Nutritional information on menu boards is an approach
provincial governments are taking to inform customers with the aim of reducing
obesity, and the seminar also will weigh in on the Informed Dining program.

Register here.