July 6, 2015, Washington – On July 2, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to prohibit certain uses of chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change in favour of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives.
March 16, 2015, Cold Lake, Alta. – Cold Lake City Council narrowly passed a policy banning the sale of energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster and NOS, at all recreation-based facilities operated by the city, the Cold Lake Sun reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 12, 2015, Ottawa – The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada has submitted comments to Environment Canada on behalf of U.S. associations in response to Environment Canada's proposed regulation of hydrofluorocarbons in vending machines and other commercial refrigeration units, HPAC magazine reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 30, 2015, Moncton – Education Minister Serge Rousselle is pledging to work with schools and districts to make sure provincial policies about serving nutritious food in school cafeterias are followed, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 27, 2014, Washington – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced requirements for providing calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. The FDA website provides an overview of the requirements. | READ MORE
Nov. 26, 2014, Toronto – Ontario moved this week to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes, ban all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus with its Making Healthier Choices Act, reports The Globe and Mail. | READ MORE
Nov. 25, 2014, Washington – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing labelling rules that give consumers immediate access to calorie counts at chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, bakeries, coffee shops and vending machines. The Associated Press reports. | READ MORE
June 23, 2014, Ottawa – Health Canada recently conducted a study on bisphenol A and pregnancy that suggests dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging does not pose a health risk to the general population, reports Plastics Today. | READ MORE
May 13, 2014 – The Michigan makers of Boxed Water is Better are touting their product as a greener alternative to other drinking waters on the market, but 'gable top' boxes are less recyclable than plastic bottles, says a Calgary recycling expert. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
May 1, 2014, Vancouver – A B.C. Supreme Court judge has fined a Vancouver businessman nearly $435,000 for persuading an entrepreneur to pay a grossly inflated fee for a vending-machine business. | READ MORE
April 29, 2014, Washington – Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants in the U.S. The food industry is closely watching the Food and Drug Administration to see which establishments are included in the final menu labelling rules, which are expected this year. | READ MORE
April 9, 2014, Ottawa – The University of Ottawa became the seventh in Canada on April 8 to achieve Fair Trade Campus designation. Fairtrade Canada awards the designation to institutions that demonstrate “outstanding commitments” to increasing the availability and awareness of fair trade products.
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