Demand better seafood labelling

(Example of good labelling)


Have you bought seafood and wondered what fish you’re buying?

According to Canadian guidelines, a package with the “rockfish” label could contain one of more than 100 species, some of which are endangered and others sustainably caught. Canadians deserve to know more about their seafood.

Other countries have more stringent requirements, so why don’t we? The federal government is responsible for making sure labels and packages containing fish and seafood products are truthful, and tell us what we need to know about the seafood we’re buying.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reviewing its practices and asking Canadians for input on food labelling.

We need your voice! Sign our petition before it closes on March 7, 2017.

You can read more on the SeaChoice website.

We will submit a list of signatories to the CFIA as stakeholder comments for the Food Labelling and Modernization Initiative consultation process. Sign the petition before March 7, 2017, to have your voice heard.

By signing, you agree with the following statement:

“I want the Canadian government to implement better mandatory requirements for fish and seafood labelling.

The Canadian government must include information on labels so businesses and consumers can make informed decisions and be safeguarded against fraud and mislabelling.

The only consistent requirement for seafood sold in Canada is that it lists a common name on the packaging or label. Seafood packaging also needs to list the location of catch or the aquaculture operation; the scientific name of the species (not just common names that can be misinterpreted); the production method (i.e., whether it’s farmed or wild); and the gear type or farming method.

If seafood labelling included these four additions (either directly or via mobile scanning or “Quick Response” code), it would be easier to trace products throughout the supply chain, ensuring that fraudulent or unsafe foods are identified more rapidly and their distributors held accountable. With complete, accurate, consistent and truthful information, I will be more confident in the foods I purchase and consume. Please make these changes for the benefit of consumers, businesses and sustainability practices in Canada.”

We will submit a list of signatories to the CFIA as stakeholder comments for the Food Labelling and Modernization Initiative consultation process. Sign the petition before March 7, 2017, to have your voice heard.

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