Processed Products Regulations (C.R.C., c. 291)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2013-04-26. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE V(Sections 5, 36, 37, 39 and 41)Labelling Requirements

  • 1 Prescribed minimum size of letters and numerals composing grade and net quantity declarations required by Part IV. All other mandatory information not less than 1.6 mm in height.

    Area of principal display surfaceMinimum height of lettering required for Net Quantity and Grade Declaration
    MillimetresInches
    Not more than 5 square inches (32 square centimetres) 1.61/16
    More than 5 square inches (32 square centimetres), but not more than 40 square inches (258 square centimetres) 3.21/8 
    More than 40 square inches (258 square centimetres), but not more than 100 square inches (645 square centimetres) 6.41/4 
    More than 100 square inches (645 square centimetres), but not more than 400 square inches (25.8 square decimetres) 9.53/8 
    More than 400 square inches (25.8 square decimetres)12.71/2 
  • 2
    • (1) The illustration of a grade declaration to be marked on the label of a product packed in a registered establishment and for which grades are established by these Regulations shall be as follows:

      CANADA FANCY

      CANADA CHOICE

      CANADA STANDARD

      CANADA A

      CANADA B

      CANADA C

    • (2) Each of the grade declarations illustrated in subsection (1) may be arranged in such a manner that the word or letter “FANCY”, “CHOICE” or “STANDARD”, or the letter “A”, “B” and “C” appears directly beneath the word “CANADA” rather than beside the word “CANADA”.

  • 3
    • (1) Illustration of grade declaration to be shown on the labels of food products for which grades are established by these Regulations and that are imported and sold in their original containers shall be as follows:

      • (a) where the imported product meets the requirements of Canada Fancy grade or Canada A,

        FANCY GRADE

        or

        GRADE A

      • (b) where the imported product meets the requirements of Canada Choice grade or Canada B,

        CHOICE GRADE

        or

        GRADE B

      • (c) where the imported product meets the requirements of Canada Standard grade or Canada C,

        STANDARD GRADE

        or

        GRADE C

    • (2) Each of the grade declarations illustrated in subsection (1) may be arranged in such a manner that the word “GRADE” is directly beneath the word “FANCY”, “CHOICE” or “STANDARD” or so that the letter “A”, “B” or “C” appears directly beneath the word “GRADE”, as the case may be, rather than beside that word.

  • 4 The declaration of net quantity of a packaged product shall show the quantity of the product by volume where the product is a liquid or is viscous, or by weight, where the product is solid unless it is the established trade practice to show net quantity in the measure listed below:

    Net quantities of the following products shall be shown by volume:

    • canned fruits
    • canned vegetables
    • pickles
    • relishes
    • olives
    • creamed mushrooms
    • mushrooms in brine
    • maraschino cherries
    • crème de menthe cherries
    • cocktail cherries
    • beans with pork
    • infant foods
    • junior foods
    • spaghetti in tomato sauce
    • fruit pie filling
    • cranberries, cranberry sauce
    • fruit spreads
    • fountain fruits
    • tomato paste
    • tomato purée
    • soup
    • condensed soup
    • jam and jam with pectin
    • jelly and jelly with pectin
    • marmalade and marmalade with pectin
    • preserves
    • frozen liquid foods
    • tomato catsup
    • tomato chili sauce
    • tomato sauce
    • tomato pulp
    • tomato juice concentrated
    • vegetarian beans
    • mincemeat

    Net quantities of the following products shall be shown by count:

    Canned or frozen corn on the cob

  • 5 The declaration of net quantity in Canadian units shall be in terms of fluid ounces (fl. oz.), by volume and in ounces (oz.) and pounds (lb.) by weight. Metric units shall be shown in terms of millilitres (ml) and litres (l) by volume and in grams (g) and kilograms (kg) by weight.

  • SOR/88-8, ss. 4 and 5;
  • SOR/91-687, s. 13;
  • SOR/93-330, s. 25;
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 70(E);
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 36(F).
 
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