Honey Regulations (C.R.C., c. 287)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/98-153, s. 1]

APPLICATION

 These Regulations apply to all honey extracted from the comb.

PART IHEALTH AND SAFETY

General

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall market honey in import, export or interprovincial trade as food unless the honey

  • (2) Honey that has been contaminated may be marketed in export or interprovincial trade as food if the honey, before being marketed, is prepared in a manner so that it meets the requirements of subsection (1).

  • (3) It is prohibited for anyone to mix honey that is contaminated with other honey so that it meets the requirements of subsection (1).

  • (4) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(d), “prepared in a sanitary manner” includes preparation in such a manner that the honey is handled with equipment that is cleaned and sanitized regularly.

  • SOR/91-524, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 13.

 Despite section 4.1, honey 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” or “Aliments pour animaux”;

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

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

  • SOR/91-524, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 14.

 An inspector may direct that honey be disposed of or destroyed in a manner consistent with all applicable environmental requirements where the inspector suspects on reasonable grounds that the honey

  • (a[Repealed, SOR/2011-205, s. 15]

  • (b) is contaminated;

  • (c) does not meet the requirements of subsection 4.1(1) of section 4.2 and cannot be prepared in such a manner that it meets those requirements; or

  • (d) is otherwise injurious to the health of any person.

  • SOR/91-524, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 15.

Prohibition

 Where a grade or standard is established under these Regulations for honey, no person shall market in import, export or interprovincial trade any substitute in such a manner that the substitute is likely to be mistaken for honey.

  • SOR/91-524, s. 2.