Food Labelling – Do we know enough?

Many processed foods contain ingredients certain people can’t eat. But those ingredients must be listed right on the package. Does that mean we have the knowledge we need to protect ourselves?

If you’ve got food-specific allergies or dietary restrictions, you probably know the answer. Too often, vague label descriptors like “natural flavour” disguise ingredients we try to avoid. Unfamiliar words like “casein” replace commonplace ones like “milk.” Making an informed decision about what we eat is harder than it needs to be.

On the evening of Monday, October 15, Why Should I Care welcomes guest speaker, Ken Whitehurst, executive director of the Consumer Council of Canada, to discuss food labeling in this country, and how it can be improved.

Following his prepared remarks, Whitehurst will take questions from the audience. You can participate if you wish, or just listen and share a pint with good company.

This WSIC event takes place at the Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., and is free.

Please RSVP to let us know if you can join us at Doors open 7:00 pm, discussion starts at 7:30.

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