Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations (C.R.C., c. 285)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

 Produce that is contaminated may be marketed in import, export or interprovincial trade as animal food if it is

  • (a) fit for use as animal food;

  • (b) labelled with the words "animal food" and "aliments pour animaux";

  • (c) prepared separately from produce intended for use as food; and

  • (d) where appropriate, treated to give it the appearance of being inedible.

  • SOR/90-656, s. 2;
  • SOR/95-475, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 4;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 9.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-6, s. 5]

PART IIPackaging and Labelling

Packaging

[SOR/88-428, s. 26(F); SOR/92-618, s. 3]

 Subject to sections 6 and 6.1, this Part does not apply in respect of produce that is

  • (a) prepackaged in a wrapper or confining band that is less than 13 mm (1/2 inch) in width; or

  • (b) displayed in bulk in a retail store

    • (i) unlabelled, except for bar codes, number codes, environmental statements and product treatment symbols, and packaged in an otherwise clear, transparent protective wrapping, or

    • (ii) without any packaging.

  • SOR/80-204, s. 1;
  • SOR/83-703, s. 2;
  • SOR/88-369, s. 2;
  • SOR/88-428, ss. 2, 26(F);
  • SOR/90-243, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-656, s. 3;
  • SOR/92-618, s. 4;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 4.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and sections 6 to 7, produce may be marketed in any suitable container.

  • (2) No produce for which a grade is established shall be marketed in import or interprovincial trade in a container that has a capacity exceeding

    • (a) 25 kg net weight, in the case of apples; or

    • (b) 50 kg net weight, in the case of any other produce.

  • SOR/88-428, s. 26;
  • SOR/92-618, s. 5;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 4.
  •  (1) No person shall package produce in a container that bears a label that misrepresents the quality, quantity, composition, nature, safety, value, origin or variety of the contents.

  • (2) In the case of prepackaged produce where the produce is visible and identifiable, the produce shall be packaged in a manner that indicates the nature and quality of the contents.

  • SOR/92-618, s. 5;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 4.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following kinds of produce marketed as prepackaged products, namely, beets, carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes and rutabagas, shall be packaged in accordance with Schedule II.

  • (2) Produce of a kind referred to in subsection (1) may be marketed in any transparent container in which the net quantity of the produce is not more than 1.36 kg (3 pounds), except for the following kinds of produce that are packed in bags, namely,

    • (a) beets, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and rutabagas; and

    • (b) onions, except Spanish-type onions that have a diameter of at least 76 mm (3 inches).

  • SOR/94-510, s. 4.

 Containers of produce shall not be so stained, soiled, warped, broken or otherwise damaged as to affect the shipping quality or saleability of the produce packed therein.

  • SOR/88-428, s. 26;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 4.

 Containers of produce shall

  • (a) be securely closed in a manner appropriate for the type of container;

  • (b) where the container is a bag and contains sweet corn, be of the open mesh type, and be new, clean and free from stains; and

  • (c) where the container contains potatoes or onions, be new, clean and free from stains.

  • SOR/88-428, s. 26;
  • SOR/92-618, s. 6;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 5.

 [Repealed, SOR/92-618, s. 7]

Labelling

[SOR/92-618, s. 8]
  •  (1) Every container of prepackaged produce shall be labelled

    • (a) with the grade name, if any, established by or specified in these Regulations for the produce;

    • (b) with the information required by subsections (3), (4), (6) and (6.1) and, in the case of imported produce, subsection (11); and

    • (c) in accordance with the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and the Consumer Packagaing and Labelling Regulations.

  • (2) Subject to section 23, every shipping container of produce shall be labelled in one of the official languages with the following information:

    • (a) the common name of the produce;

    • (b) with the exception of imported produce, the grade name of the produce;

    • (c) the net quantity of the produce;

    • (d) the identity and principal place of business of the person by or for whom the produce was grown or packaged for resale; and

    • (e) the information required by subsections (3), (4), (6) and (6.1) and, in the case of imported produce, subsection (11).

  • (2.1) Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply if the container is an open container or is transparent.

  • (3) Every label applied to a container of apples or pears shall show the name of the variety of the apples or pears therein.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (5) and section 23, every label applied to a container of untiered apples shall show the diameter size range of the apples as set out in subparagraph 4(1)(c) of Part I of Schedule I.

  • (5) Subsection (4) does not apply if the container

    • (a) is transparent;

    • (b) is an open basket of not more than 11 quarts capacity; or

    • (c) contains apples of Canada Commercial Cookers grade.

  • (6) Every label applied to a basket of peaches or to a container of untiered peaches shall be marked with the minimum diameter prescribed by these Regulations for the grade of peaches therein.

  • (6.1) Every label applied to a container of potatoes of a yellow fleshed variety shall show, on the principal display surface of the container and in bold face type in letters of not less than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in height, the words

    • (a) “yellow fleshed”, where the common name of the produce is shown elsewhere on the container; or

    • (b) “yellow fleshed potatoes”, where the common name of the produce is not shown elsewhere on the container.

  • (7) Subject to subsection (8), all information required by these Regulations to be shown on a label of produce may be shown on any part of the label except that part of the label, if any, applied to the bottom of a container.

  • (8) In the case of produce to which the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations apply, all information required by these Regulations to be shown on a label shall be shown in the manner that would be required if the information were information required by the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations.

  • (9) A grade name set out in Schedule I shall not be applied to or used in connection with imported produce.

  • (10) A grade name shall not be used in connection with produce unless each container of the produce is marked with the grade name.

  • (11) Every container of imported produce shall be labelled to show on the principal display panel and in close proximity to the declaration of net quantity or the grade name, the words “Product of”, “Produce of”, “Grown in” or “Country of Origin”, followed by the name of the country of origin of the produce, or other words which clearly indicate the country in which the produce was grown.

  • SOR/80-466, s. 1;
  • SOR/81-186, s. 2;
  • SOR/86-688, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-864, ss. 2, 26(E);
  • SOR/88-193, s. 3;
  • SOR/88-428, s. 26;
  • SOR/90-243, s. 3;
  • SOR/92-618, s. 9;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 6;
  • SOR/94-718, s. 3;
  • SOR/2002-354, s. 3.
  •  (1) Produce labels shall be applied in a manner that will ensure that the produce bears the label at the time the produce is sold to the consumer.

  • (2) Subject to section 12, the information required by these Regulations to be shown on produce labels shall be shown in such a manner that the information is easily legible by the consumer under normal or customary conditions of sale.

  • SOR/86-864, ss. 3, 26(E);
  • SOR/88-428, s. 26;
  • SOR/94-510, s. 7.
 
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