Quiz 4: Macronutrients Applying your knowledge HEALTH CANADA: FOOD LABELLING CHANGES In Topic 4 you learned about the carbohydrates, fats and proteins found in our food. While it is important to know what these macronutrients do, it is also important to keep track of how much of them we eat. Luckily, food labels including the Nutri±on Facts table, are simple tools we can use to help us make more informed food choices. As of 2017, Health Canada changed some of the food labelling rules and regula±ons in order to make it easier to understand. Many of these changes are yet to be seen on the market as the food industry has been given a 5 year transi±on period to apply the new food labels to their products. Take a few moments to review the descrip±on of the required changes on the Health Canada website and then answer the ques±ons below: h²ps:// Ques±on 1 What changes have been made to the nutri±on facts table in terms of how sugar is reported? The percent daily value of total sugar content must be added Sugar content must be shown separate from carbohydrate content Sugar content must now also include sweeteners and sugar alcohols If the content of sugar is below 5 calories, it can be labelled at 0g Ques±on 2 What changes have been made to the list of ingredients in terms of how sugar is reported? All sugar based ingredients must appear consecu±vely, separated by commas
All sugar based ingredients can only included under the umbrella term "sugar" All sugar based ingredients must be grouped together following the name "sugars" All sugar must also appear under the contains statement found a³er ingredients Product #1 Kellogg's Vector meal replacement cereal Ingredients ( old format ) Rice, whole grain wheat, sugar/glucose-fructose, soy protein, whole grain oats, soy protein concentrate, vegetable oil, brown sugar syrup, rice ﬂour, salt, vegetable oil shortening, honey, barley malt syrup, molasses, colour, cinnamon, ar±ficial ﬂavour, soy lecithin, bht, citric acid. Ques±on 3 A³er reading the new labelling rules for the ingredients list, how would you rearrange the sugar based ingredients for Vector cereal to abide by the new rules? (Note: If you are not familiar with some of the ingredients you can look them up online) Ingredients : Sugar/glucose-fructose, brown sugar syrup, honey, barley malt syrup, molasses Ingredients : barley malt syrup, brown sugar syrup, honey, molasses, sugar/glucose-fructose Ingredients : Sugar (barley malt syrup, brown sugar syrup, honey, molasses, sugar/glucose- fructose)
Ingredients : Sugar (sugar/glucose-fructose, brown sugar syrup, honey, barley malt syrup, molasses) EXPLANATION: One of the major changes in the list of ingredients include grouping all sugar based ingredients together in descending order of their quan±±es by weight. These ingredients must be listed in brackets a³er the name 'Sugar'. The sum of all sugar based ingredients will then appear according to their total quan±ty in weight, in reference to the quan±±es of the other ingredients. This is meant
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