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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-08-21. Previous Versions

 [S]. (Naming the fruits) Juice shall be a mixture of fruit juices each of which meets the standard prescribed for that fruit juice in this Division.

 [S]. Apple and (naming the fruit) Juice

  • (a) shall be a mixture of apple juice and another fruit juice, each of which meets the standard, if any, prescribed for that fruit juice in this Division; and

  • (b) may contain added vitamin C.

 [S]. Reconstituted (naming the fruit) Juice or (naming the fruit) Juice from Concentrate

  • (a) shall be fruit juice that has been prepared by the addition of water to fruit juice of the same name from which water has been removed;

  • (b) may contain juice of the same name, a sweetening ingredient, and natural pulp, oils and esters of the named fruit;

  • (c) shall conform to the standards for the named fruit juices as prescribed in this Division; and

  • (d) may contain, in the case of reconstituted lemon or lime juice, not more than 10 parts per million dimethylpolysiloxane.

  • SOR/78-637, s. 2.

 [S]. Apricot Nectar, Peach Nectar or Pear Nectar

  • (a) shall be the unfermented but fermentable pulpy product, intended for direct consumption, obtained by blending the total edible part of sound and ripe apricots, peaches and pears, as the case may be, concentrated or unconcentrated with water and, subject to subparagraph (e)(i), a sweetening ingredient;

  • (b) shall contain

    • (i) in the case of peach nectar and pear nectar, not less than 40 per cent by weight of the fruit or the equivalent derived from the concentrated fruit, and

    • (ii) in the case of apricot nectar, not less than 35 per cent by weight of the fruit or the equivalent derived from the concentrated fruit;

  • (c) shall contain not less than 13 per cent soluble solids by weight expressed as °Brix on the International Sucrose Scales and calculated by refractometer at 20°C and uncorrected for acidity;

  • (d) shall not contain more than 3 g/kg (3000 p.p.m.) of ethanol and 10 mg/kg (10 p.p.m.) of hydroxy methyl furfural; and

  • (e) may contain

    • (i) honey if no other sweetening ingredient is employed,

    • (ii) citric acid and malic acid at levels consistent with good manufacturing practice,

    • (iii) lemon juice, and

    • (iv) vitamin C.

  • SOR/79-660, s. 2;
  • SOR/2010-94, s. 9(E).

Fruit Flavoured Drinks

 No person shall label, package, sell or advertise a fruit flavoured drink in a manner that is likely to create an impression that the fruit flavoured drink contains vitamins or has any other nutritional value commonly associated with any fruit juice unless the following requirements are met:

  • (a) it is sold as a substitute for fruit juice or as a breakfast drink;

  • (b) it is not carbonated;

  • (c) it is not represented to be or is not commonly known as

    • (i) a soft drink, or

    • (ii) a thirst-quenching or refreshment drink; and

  • (d) notwithstanding sections D.01.009, D.01.011 and D.02.009,

    • (i) it contains vitamin C in an amount not less than 24 milligrams and not more than 48 milligrams, and

    • (ii) it contains

      • (A) where folic acid has been added, an amount of folic acid of not less than 40 micrograms and not more than 80 micrograms,

      • (B) where thiamine has been added, an amount of thiamine of not less than 0.08 milligram and not more than 0.11 milligram,

      • (C) where iron has been added, an amount of iron of not less than 0.56 milligram and not more than 0.80 milligram, or

      • (D) where potassium has been added, an amount of potassium of not less than 100 milligrams and not more than 200 milligrams,

per 100 millilitres when the drink is ready to serve.

  • SOR/78-478, s. 2.