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Table 1 Proportion of products in FLIP 2010-2013 and proportion of foods carrying any claim in FLIP 2013

From: Assessing nutrition and other claims on food labels: a repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian food supply

Schedule M Categorya FLIP 2010b,c FLIP 2013 Products with any claim in FLIP 2013
  n % n % n %
Bakery Products 1636 15.6% 2084 13.6% 1072 51.4%
Combination Dishes 1044 10.0% 1357 8.9% 530 39.1%
Dairy Products and Substitutes 839 8.0% 1240 8.1% 799 64.4%
Sauces, Dips, Gravies and Condiments 691 6.6% 1229 8.0% 333 27.1%
Fruits and Fruit Juices 800 7.6% 1089 7.1% 746 68.5%
Cereals and Other Grain Products 777 7.4% 988 6.5% 592 59.9%
Meat, Poultry, Their Products and Substitutes 643 6.1% 895 5.9% 426 47.6%
Vegetables 623 5.9% 834 5.5% 338 40.5%
Desserts 525 5.0% 827 5.4% 403 48.7%
Snacks 471 4.5% 794 5.2% 493 62.1%
Sugars and Sweets 235 2.2% 749 4.9% 161 21.5%
Fats and Oils 476 4.5% 535 3.5% 289 54.0%
Beverages 257 2.5% 482 3.2% 231 47.9%
Soups 334 3.2% 456 3.0% 278 61.0%
Miscellaneous category 198 1.9% 450 2.9% 163 36.2%
Marine and Fresh Water Animals 336 3.2% 440 2.9% 211 48.0%
Nuts and Seeds 109 1.0% 220 1.4% 116 52.7%
Legumes 189 1.8% 180 1.2% 99 55.0%
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Yams 95 0.9% 140 0.9% 76 54.3%
Dessert Toppings and Fillings 55 0.5% 116 0.8% 37 31.9%
Salads 60 0.6% 70 0.5% 28 40.0%
Egg and Egg Substitutes 37 0.4% 56 0.4% 31 55.4%
Meal Replacements 57 0.5% 55 0.4% 53 96.4%
TOTAL 10,487 100.0% 15,286 100.0% 7505 49.1%
  1. aFood categories defined as per Schedule M of the Food and Drug Regulations [13, 27]
  2. bNumber and proportion of foods in FLIP 2010 (n = 10,487), as published in Schermel et al., Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2013;38(6):666-672 [24]
  3. cProducts with any claim per food category were not reported for FLIP 2010 and therefore were not included in this paper
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