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Table 4 Proportion of products carrying front-of-pack claims per Schedule Ma food categories in FLIP 2010-2013

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

Front-of-Pack claims FLIP2010b,c FLIP 2013d p value overallf
  Top food categories carrying front-of-pack claims in FLIP 2010a,e Top food categories carrying front-of-pack claims in FLIP 2013a,e
  % Schedule M food categoriesa % n % Schedule M food categoriesa %
Nutrient Specific Systems 4.9% Meal Replacements 14.0% 1036 6.8% Cereals and Other Grain Products 18.1% <0.001
Systems with symbols that display the amount per serving of select nutrients or use symbols based on nutrient content claim criteria. Cereals and Other Grain Products 12.9% Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Yams 12.9%
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Yams 8.4% Soups 10.5%
Nuts and Seeds 8.3% Fruit and Fruit juices 8.8%
Desserts 7.6% Bakery Products 8.5%
Summary Indicator Systems 7.5% Egg and Egg Substitutes 46.0% 726 4.7% Egg and Egg Substitutes 39.3% <0.001
Systems with a single symbol, icon, or score that provide summary information about the nutrient content of a product. Soups 18.9% Fruit and Fruit juices 13.9%
Fruit and Fruit juices 14.0% Soups 11.0%
Bakery Products 10.3% Combination Dishes 7.1%
Combination Dishes 9.5% Vegetables 7.0%
Food Group/Ingredient Systems 3.5% Cereals and Other Grain Products 12.2% 726 4.7% Cereals and Other Grain Products 17.2% <0.001
Systems with symbols based on the presence of a food group or food ingredient. Fruit and Fruit juices 6.4% Fruit and Fruit juices 11.5%
Vegetables 5.8% Bakery Products 8.8%
Snacks 5.5% Snacks 7.7%
Bakery Products 4.2% Vegetables 5.0%
Hybrid Systems 7.0% Legumes 11.6% 728 4.8% Legumes 16.1% <0.001
Systems where two or more of the NSS, FGIS or SIS were displayed. Egg and Egg Substitutes 10.8% Fats and Oils 9.2%
Meat, Poultry, Their Products and Substitutes 10.7% Cereals and Other Grain Products 8.5%
Marine and Fresh Water Animals 10.4% Combination Dishes 8.0%
Bakery Products 9.7% Meal Replacements 7.3%
Calorie Specific Systemsg -    496 3.2% Beverages 17.8% -
Systems that only display calorie or energy content. Fruit and Fruit juices 11.6%
Desserts 7.4%
Meal Replacements 7.3%
Salads 5.7%
  1. aFood categories defined as per Schedule M of the Food and Drug Regulations [13]
  2. bProportion of foods carrying each type of front-of-pack claim in FLIP 2010 (n = 10,487), as reported in Schermel et al., Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2013;38(6):666-672 [24]
  3. cNumber of foods carrying each front-of-pack claim in FLIP 2010 were not included in this paper
  4. dNumber and proportion of foods carrying each type of front-of-pack claim in FLIP 2013 (n = 15,286)
  5. eProportion of foods carrying a front-of-pack claim in the top Schedule M food categories
  6. fStatistical difference in the overall proportion of foods carrying front-of-pack claims between 2010 and 2013. A p value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant
  7. gCalorie Specific Systems were introduced after 2010
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