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

Regulations are current to 2017-07-03 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall label, package, sell or advertise any food as Tennessee Whisky, or in such a manner that it is likely to be mistaken for Tennessee whisky unless it is a straight Bourbon whisky produced in the State of Tennessee and manufactured in the United States as Tennessee whisky in accordance with the laws of the United States applicable in respect of Tennessee whisky for consumption in the United States.

  • (2) A person may modify Tennessee whisky that is imported for the purpose of bottling and sale in Canada as Tennessee whisky by the addition of distilled or otherwise purified water to adjust the Tennessee whisky to a required strength.

  • SOR/93-603, s. 3.
  •  (1) Subject to sections B.02.022 and B.02.022.1, no person shall sell for consumption in Canada any whisky that has not been aged for a period of at least three years in small wood.

  • (2) Nothing in subsection (1) applies in respect of flavouring contained in whisky, but no person shall sell for consumption in Canada whisky containing any flavouring, other than wine, that has not been aged for a period of at least two years in small wood.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 12;
  • SOR/93-603, s. 4.

Rum

 [S]. Rum

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained from sugar-cane or sugar-cane products fermented by the action of yeast or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms;

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) caramel,

    • (ii) fruit and other botanical substances, and

    • (iii) flavouring and flavouring preparations; and

  • (c) if it is imported in bulk for the purpose of bottling and sale in Canada as imported rum, may only be

    • (i) modified by adding distilled or otherwise purified water to adjust the rum to the strength stated on the label applied to the container,

    • (ii) modified by adding caramel, or

    • (iii) blended with other imported rum or, in the case of rum sold as Caribbean rum, with other rum.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 13;
  • SOR/2012-292, s. 1.
  •  (1) No person shall sell for consumption in Canada any rum that has not been aged for a period of at least one year in small wood.

  • (2) Nothing in subsection (1) applies in respect of flavouring contained in rum, but no person shall sell for consumption in Canada rum containing any flavouring, other than wine, that has not been aged for a period of at least one year in small wood.

  • SOR/84-657, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-145, s. 13.

 [Repealed, SOR/93-145, s. 14]

 [Repealed, SOR/2012-292, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2012-292, s. 2]

Gin

 [S]. Hollands, Hollands Gin, Geneva, Geneva Gin, Genever, Genever Gin or Dutch-type Gin

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic beverage obtained

    • (i) by the redistillation of malt spirit with or over juniper berries, or by a mixture of the products of more than one such redistillation,

    • (ii) by the redistillation of a combination of malt spirit and not more than four times its volume on an absolute alcohol basis of grain spirit with or over juniper berries, or by a mixture of the products of more than one such redistillation, or

    • (iii) by the blending of malt spirit, redistilled with or over juniper berries, with not more than four times its volume on an absolute alcohol basis of grain spirit or molasses spirit, or by a mixture of the products of more than one such blending;

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) other aromatic botanical substances, added during the redistillation process, and

    • (ii) caramel;

  • (c) shall not contain more than two per cent sweetening agent;

  • (d) may be labelled or advertised as being distilled, where subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii) is complied with; and

  • (e) shall be described on the principal display panel of its label and in any advertisements as blended gin, where subparagraph (a)(iii) is complied with.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 15.

 [S]. Gin, other than Hollands, Hollands Gin, Geneva, Geneva Gin, Genever, Genever Gin or Dutch-type Gin,

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic beverage obtained

    • (i) by the redistillation of alcohol from food sources with or over juniper berries, or by a mixture of the products of more than one such redistillation, or

    • (ii) by the blending of alcohol from food sources, redistilled with or over juniper berries, with alcohol from food sources or by a mixture of the products of more than one such blending;

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) other aromatic botanical substances, added during the redistillation process,

    • (ii) a sweetening agent, and

    • (iii) a flavouring preparation for the purpose of maintaining a uniform flavour profile; and

  • (c) may be labelled or advertised as Dry Gin or London Dry Gin if sweetening agents have not been added.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 15.

 [Repealed, SOR/93-145, s. 15]

 No person shall make any claim for age for gin but gin that has been held in suitable containers may bear a label declaration to that effect.

Brandy

 [S]. Brandy, other than Armagnac Brandy or Armagnac, Canadian Brandy, Cognac Brandy or Cognac, Dried Fruit Brandy, Fruit Brandy, Grappa, Lees Brandy and Pomace or Marc,

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained by the distillation of wine; and

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) caramel,

    • (ii) fruit and other botanical substances, and

    • (iii) flavouring and flavouring preparations.

  • SOR/84-300, s. 12;
  • SOR/93-145, s. 16.

 [S]. Armagnac Brandy or Armagnac shall be brandy manufactured in the Armagnac district of France in accordance with the laws of the French Republic for consumption in that country.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 16.

 [S]. Canadian Brandy

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained by the distillation of wine that has been fermented in Canada; and

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) caramel,

    • (ii) fruit and other botanical substances, and

    • (iii) flavouring and flavouring preparations.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 16.

 [S]. Cognac Brandy or Cognac shall be brandy manufactured in the Cognac district of France in accordance with the laws of the French Republic for consumption in that country.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 16.

 [S]. Dried Fruit Brandy

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained from sound dried fruit; and

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) caramel,

    • (ii) fruit and other botanical substances, and

    • (iii) flavouring and flavouring preparations.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 16.
 
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