Canadian premiers urged to call on the PM to back sodium-reduction bill

Canadian premiers are being reminded that if a sodium-reduction bill dies in the House of Commons next month, the provinces will suffer the consequences of a salty food supply with higher health care costs. The Ottawa-based Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is calling on provincial leaders to urge the prime minister and federal health minister to back Bill C-460, which is scheduled to be voted on May 8. If passed, the bill would require the federal government to introduce regulations concerning nutrition labeling on prepackaged foods, menu labeling at chain restaurants and advertising to children.