Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-03 and last amended on 2016-02-09. Previous Versions

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section and section B.01.102, source of protein means any food that contains protein, but does not include spices, seasonings, flavours, artificial flavours, flavour enhancers, food additives and similar foods that contain only small amounts of protein.

  • (2) The common name of a meat product extender shall be the common name of each food in the meat product extender that is a source of protein, plus

    • (a) the word “meat”, or the common name of the meat product that is to be extended, plus the word “extender”; or

    • (b) the words “extender for” plus the common name of the meat product that is to be extended.

  • (3) The common name of a poultry product extender shall be the common name of each food in the poultry product extender that is a source of protein, plus

    • (a) the word “poultry”, or the common name of the poultry product that is to be extended plus the word “extender”; or

    • (b) the words “extender for” plus the common name of the poultry product that is to be extended.

  • (4) Foods that are a source of protein in the meat product extender or poultry product extender shall be shown by their common names in the common name of that meat product extender or poultry product extender

    • (a) in descending order of their proportion of the meat product extender or poultry product extender; and

    • (b) in letters of at least the same size and prominence as those used in the remainder of the common name of the meat product extender or poultry product extender.

  • (5) and (6) [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 12]

  • SOR/88-559, s. 12.
  •  (1) The common name of an extended meat product or an extended poultry product shall be the common name of the meat product or poultry product that is extended, modified by the common name of each of the foods that are sources of protein in the extended meat product or extended poultry product.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1),

    • (a) the word or words “meat”, “meat product”, “poultry”, “poultry meat” or “poultry meat by-product” as the case may be, may be used in the common name of an extended meat product or extended poultry product as the common name of the food therein that is a source of protein derived from a meat product or poultry product; and

    • (b) where it is an acceptable manufacturing practice for a manufacturer to omit from his meat product extender or poultry product extender any source of protein derived from a plant that is ordinarily an ingredient of that meat product extender or poultry product extender, or to substitute in whole or in part in his meat product extender or poultry product extender any source of protein derived from a plant for a source of protein that is ordinarily an ingredient of that meat product extender or poultry product extender, the word “plant” may be used in the common name of an extended meat product or extended poultry product as the common name of the food therein that is a source of protein derived from a plant.

  • (3) Foods that are a source of protein in an extended meat product or extended poultry product shall be shown by their common names in the common name of that product

    • (a) in descending order of their proportion of that product; and

    • (b) in letters of at least the same size and prominence as those used in the remainder of the common name of that product.

  • (4) Where an extended meat product or extended poultry product is not a prepackaged product, the common name of that product and the information required by this section to be shown on the label of an extended meat product or extended poultry product shall be shown on a sign displayed on or adjacent to that product in letters that are legible and conspicuous to a prospective purchaser.

  • (5) to (7) [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 13]

  • SOR/84-300, s. 9;
  • SOR/88-559, s. 13.
  •  (1) The common name of a yolk-replaced egg shall be “yolk-replaced egg”.

  • (2) to (4) [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 14]

  • SOR/88-559, s. 14.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 15]

  •  (1) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, other than in the nutrition facts table, if any, include a declaration of the food’s energy value or the amount of a nutrient contained in the food unless it is declared in the following manner, per serving of stated size:

    • (a) in the case of the energy value, in Calories;

    • (b) in the case of a vitamin set out in column I of Table I to Division 1 of Part D or a mineral nutrient set out in column I of Table I to Division 2 of Part D, in the units specified in that column;

    • (c) in the case of sodium, potassium or cholesterol, in milligrams;

    • (d) in the case of the mineral ion content of prepackaged water or ice, in parts per million; and

    • (e) in any other case, in grams.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a person may, on the label of a food or in any advertisement for a food, other than in the nutrition facts table, if any, include a declaration of the percentage of the daily value of a nutrient contained in the food if

    • (a) the nutrient is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.401 or the table to section B.01.402;

    • (b) the percentage of the daily value of the nutrient is required or permitted to be declared in the nutrition facts table; and

    • (c) the percentage of the daily value of the nutrient is declared per serving of stated size.

  • (3) A declaration referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that appears on the label of a food shall be

    • (a) in English and French; or

    • (b) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the food may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.

  • SOR/88-559, s. 15;
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 16.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 17]

  •  (1) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, respecting a protein unless the food meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 8 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “source of protein” set out in column 1.

  • (2) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, respecting an amino acid unless

    • (a) the food meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 8 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “source of protein” set out in column 1; and

    • (b) the label or advertisement includes a declaration of the amount of histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine contained in the food, expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of

    • (a) a formulated liquid diet, a human milk substitute or a food represented as containing a human milk substitute;

    • (b) foods represented for use in gluten-free diets, protein restricted diets, low (naming the amino acid) diets and (naming the amino acid) free diets;

    • (c) the word “protein” when used as part of the common name of an ingredient in the list of ingredients;

    • (d) the declaration of amino acids in the list of ingredients;

    • (e) the common names set out in column II of items 7 to 9 of the table to paragraph B.01.010(3)(a), when shown in the list of ingredients in accordance with that paragraph;

    • (f) the common name of a single amino acid preparation that may be sold as a food;

    • (g) the statements required by paragraphs B.01.014(c) and B.01.015(1)(b);

    • (h) a statement or claim set out in column 4 of item 7 of the table following section B.01.513 respecting the subject “low in protein” set out in column 1;

    • (i) a declaration of the amount of protein in the nutrition facts table;

    • (j) a statement of the protein content of a food as required by paragraph B.24.103(c), subparagraph B.24.202(a)(ii), paragraph B.24.304(b) or B.25.057(1)(a) or subparagraph B.25.057(2)(c)(i) or (d)(i); or

    • (k) a statement that a food is not a source of protein.

  • (4) A representation referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that appears on the label of a food shall be

    • (a) in English and French; or

    • (b) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the food may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.

  • SOR/88-559, s. 15;
  • SOR/90-830, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 18.
 
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