Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (C.R.C., c. 417)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-01-29. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The declaration of net quantity of non-perforated rolls, sheets or other units of wrapping paper, plastic foil, aluminum foil, waxed paper, wall paper, adhesive tape or other non-perforated bidimensional products shall show the net quantity of the product by

    • (a) the number of rolls, sheets or other units in the package, if there is more than one;

    • (b) the length and width of each roll, sheet or other unit; and

    • (c) the area measurement of the roll or the total area measurement of all sheets or other units if each roll, sheet or other unit is more than four inches (10.2 centimetres) in width and more than one square foot (9.29 square decimetres) in area.

  • (2) The declaration of net quantity of rolls, sheets or other units of bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, paper napkins and other bidimensional products that have one or more plys and are sold in separate or perforated individual units shall show the net quantity of the product by

    • (a) the number of rolls, sheets or other units in the package, if there is more than one;

    • (b) the length and width of each separate or perforated individual unit;

    • (c) the number of plys of each separate or perforated individual unit unless the product is one of a class of products that is made only in a single ply; and

    • (d) in the case of roll products, the number of perforated individual units in the roll.

  • (3) Where the package contains different bidimensional products, the net quantity of each such product shall be shown as required by this section.

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT

 The declaration of net quantity in Canadian units for a measurement of volume less than one gallon shall be shown in fluid ounces, except that 20 fluid ounces may be shown as being one pint, 40 fluid ounces as being one quart, 60 fluid ounces as being three pints, 80 fluid ounces as being two quarts or 1/2 gallon and 120 fluid ounces as being three quarts.

 The declaration of net quantity in metric units shall be shown in the decimal system to three figures, except that where the net quantity is below 100 grams, millilitres, cubic centimetres, square centimetres or centimetres, it may be shown to two figures and, in either case, any final zero appearing to the right of the decimal point need not be shown.

 Where a net quantity less than a whole number is shown in the declaration of net quantity of a prepackaged product in a metric unit, it shall be shown

  • (a) in the decimal system with the numeral zero preceding the decimal point; or

  • (b) in words.

 Subject to section 27.1, where the declaration of net quantity of a prepackaged product is shown in metric units, the metric units shall be in

  • (a) millilitres, where the net volume of the product is less than 1 000 millilitres, except that 500 millilitres may be shown as being 0.5 litre;

  • (b) litres, where the net volume is 1 000 millilitres or more;

  • (c) grams, where the net weight is less than 1 000 grams, except that 500 grams may be shown as being 0.5 kilogram;

  • (d) kilograms, where the net weight is 1 000 grams or more;

  • (e) centimetres or millimetres, where the length is less than 100 centimetres;

  • (f) metres, where the length is 100 centimetres or more;

  • (g) square centimetres, where the area is less than 100 square centimetres;

  • (h) square decimetres, where the area is 100 square centimetres or more, but less than 100 square decimetres;

  • (i) square metres, where the area is one square metre or more;

  • (j) cubic centimetres, where the cubic measurement is less than 1 000 cubic centimetres;

  • (k) cubic decimetres, where the cubic measurement is one cubic decimetre or more but less than 1 000 cubic decimetres; and

  • (l) cubic metres, where the cubic measurement is one cubic metre or more.

  • SOR/80-840, s. 2.