Possible modifications to ensure authority for food waste reduction interventions (WITH PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS IN BOLD CAPS)
Packaging requirements established by regulation
- (1) Where the Governor in Council is of the opinion that there is an undue proliferation of sizes or shapes of containers in which any prepackaged product or class of prepackaged product is sold and that the effect of the undue proliferation of sizes or shapes is to confuse or mislead or be likely to confuse or mislead consumers with respect to the weight, measure or numerical count of a prepackaged product, [OR CONTRIBUTE TO LUXUS CONSUMPTION OR FOOD WASTE] the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, may make regulations establishing packaging requirements that limit the sizes and shapes of containers in which that prepackaged product or class of prepackaged product may be sold. [EQUALLY, IF THE RANGE OF SIZES OR SHAPES ENCOURAGES MANY CONSUMERS TO BUY MORE THAN THEY NEED, THEN THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL CAN REQUIRE THAT SMALLER SIZES BE USEDA. THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL MAY ALSO PASS REGULATIONS TO ENSURE USE OF NEW PACKING TECHNOLOGIES THAT MINIMIZE FOOD WASTE, SEE PREVIOUS SECTION.]
· Marginal note: Advice for establishing packaging requirements
(2) For the purpose of establishing packaging requirements for any prepackaged product or class of prepackaged product, the Minister shall seek the advice of at least one organization in Canada of consumers and one organization of dealers in that prepackaged product or class of prepackaged product and may seek the advice of the Standards Council of Canada or any organization in Canada engaged in standards formulation.
a Such regulatory amendments could appear under the Processed Products Regulations of the Canadian Agricultural Products Act,.