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Food Labels

Food Labels

Food labels provide information about the nutritional content in packaged food. Understanding how to read these labels is a key factor in making healthier choices. Learn more about food labels on this page.

Understanding Labels

Most packaged foods come with food labels. Labels include the nutrition facts table and ingredient list. Some products might also have nutrient content or health claims. The nutrition facts table lists the amounts of nutrients that you want more of, like fibre and calcium, as well as the amounts of nutrients that you want less of, like saturated fat and sodium. Learn more about reading food labels:

Organic Foods

In Canada, any food that is labelled as organic is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Foods that carry the Canadian Organic Logo must meet the Canadian Organic Standards. These standards provide guidelines for growing food, including limits on the types of pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics and hormones. Learn more about organic foods:

Last Updated: June 2021