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FCPC CEOs meet with the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

Created on 4/7/2016 11:48:26 AM

FCPC CEOs meet with the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health 

FCPC met with the Hon. Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Health, earlier this week, looking to learn more about the Minister’s priorities as well as highlight some of FCPC’s important files.

Nancy Croitoru, President & CEO of FCPC, was joined by the following FCPC Board of Directors: Frank Kollmar, President of L’Oréal Canada Inc., Carol Stewart, President & CEO of Kellogg Canada Inc., Shai Altman, President of McCain Foods (Canada), Héctor De La Barreda, Vice President & General Manager of Hershey Canada Inc. and Christian Polge, President & CEO, Coca-Cola Ltd. Canada.

During the meeting Minister Philpott spoke of the importance of encouraging Canadians to make the best choices for their health – and working together to reach solutions.

Members of FCPC’s Board spoke of our commitment to evidence-based policy making, consumer education and the Nutrition Facts table. They stressed the importance of nutrition and drug labelling that is science based and consumer friendly, and updated the Minister on industry’s progress to date in reducing sodium and trans fat in the food supply. FCPC members also spoke of the need to move quickly on regulatory modernization for food and consumer products to better support and enable future innovation. 

This meeting was followed by earlier meetings with Minister Philpott on food safety in March and Simon Kennedy, Canada’s Deputy Health Minister, in February. 

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