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

EXEMPTION FROM SUBPARAGRAPHS 10(B)(I) AND (II) OF THE ACT

  •  (1) Where prepackaged products consisting of fresh fruits or fresh vegetables are prepackaged on retail premises in such a manner that the fruits or vegetables are visible and identifiable in the package, such prepackaged products are exempt from subparagraphs 10(b)(i) and (ii) of the Act.

  • (2) Where prepackaged products consisting of fresh fruits or fresh vegetables are prepackaged at a level of trade other than retail in such a manner that the fruits or vegetables are visible and identifiable in the package, such prepackaged products are exempt from subparagraph 10(b)(ii) of the Act.

  • (3) Where prepackaged products consisting of fresh apples or fresh pears are prepackaged at any level of trade in such a manner that the name of the variety of the product as required by subsection 10(3) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations appears on any part of the label except that part of the label, if any, applied to the bottom of the container, such prepackaged products are exempt from subparagraph 10(b)(ii) of the Act.

  • SOR/78-171, s. 4.

REPRESENTATION AS TO NUMBER OF SERVINGS

  •  (1) Where the label applied to an edible or potable prepackaged product contains a representation in respect of the number of servings of the product, the declaration of net quantity of each serving shall be shown

    • (a) in accordance with the requirements prescribed by sections 17, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 29 respecting the manner of declaring the net quantity of a prepackaged product;

    • (b) immediately adjacent to the representation; and

    • (c) in letters and figures of the same size as those in which the representation is shown.

  • (2) An edible or potable prepackaged product containing a representation in respect of the number of servings of the product in cupsful or tablespoonsful is exempt from section 8 of the Act if the net quantity of the serving is shown in accordance with paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) and subsection (3).

  • (3) Where a representation in respect of the number of servings of the product is made in terms of cupsful or tablespoonsful, one cupful shall be used as being equivalent to eight fluid ounces (227.3 millilitres) and one tablespoonful shall be used as being equivalent to 1/2 fluid ounce (14.21 millilitres).

PICTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS ON FOOD LABELS

  •  (1) Where a flavouring ingredient is added to a prepackaged product that is a food and the ingredient is not derived from such natural substances as meat, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, edible yeast, herbs, spices, bark, buds, roots, leaves or other plant material and the label of the prepackaged product shows a pictorial representation that connotes the natural food flavour that is being simulated by the added flavouring ingredient, the label shall contain information that the added flavouring ingredient is imitation, artificial or simulated.

  • (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) shall be easily legible and in letters at least the same size as the sizes prescribed in subsection 14(2).

  • (3) Where a pictorial representation referred to in subsection (1) appears

    • (a) on the principal display panel, the information referred to in that subsection shall be shown on or adjacent to the pictorial representation;

    • (b) on a part of the label other than the principal display panel, the information shall be shown on the principal display panel, adjacent to the common name of the prepackaged product; or

    • (c) on the principal display panel and on any other part of the label, the information shall be shown on or adjacent to the pictorial representation on the principal display panel.