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

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 29]

 No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make any claim concerning the action or effects of a vitamin contained in the food, except to the effect that the vitamin

  • (a) is a factor in the maintenance of good health; and

  • (b) is generally recognized as an aid in maintaining the functions of the body necessary to the maintenance of good health and normal growth and development.

  • SOR/88-559, s. 32.
  •  (1) If a component of an ingredient of a prepackaged product set out in the table to subsection B.01.009(1) is a vitamin, no person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for the prepackaged product, make a statement or claim concerning the vitamin as a component of that ingredient unless

    • (a) despite subsection B.01.008.2(6), the vitamin is declared by its common name, and that common name is shown in parentheses immediately after the ingredient in respect of which it is a component, except that if a source of a food allergen or gluten is required by paragraph B.01.010.1(8)(a) to be shown immediately after that ingredient, the common name of the vitamin is instead shown immediately after that source; and

    • (b) all components of the ingredient are declared.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to flour used as an ingredient in the manufacture of a prepackaged product referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/84-300, s. 59(E);
  • SOR/88-559, s. 32;
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 30;
  • SOR/2011-28, s. 7;
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 66.

 [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 32]

 Subject to section D.01.010, no person shall sell a food to which any of the following vitamins have been added unless a reasonable daily intake of that food by a person would result in the daily intake by such person of not less than,

  • (a) in the case of vitamin A, 1,600 International Units;

  • (b) in the case of thiamine, 0.6 milligram;

  • (c) in the case of riboflavin, 1.0 milligram;

  • (d) in the case of niacin or niacinamide, six milligrams;

  • (e) in the case of ascorbic acid, 20 milligrams; and

  • (f) in the case of vitamin D, 300 International Units.

 Where a food to which a vitamin has been added is represented as being solely for use in the feeding of children under two years of age, no person shall sell such food unless a reasonable daily intake of that food by a child under two years of age would result in the daily intake by the child of not less than,

  • (a) in the case of vitamin A, 1,000 International Units;

  • (b) in the case of thiamine, 0.4 milligram;

  • (c) in the case of riboflavin, 0.6 milligram;

  • (d) in the case of niacin or niacinamide, four milligrams;

  • (e) in the case of pyridoxine, 0.6 milligram;

  • (f) in the case of ascorbic acid, 20 milligrams;

  • (g) in the case of vitamin D, 300 International Units; and

  • (h) in the case of vitamin E, five International Units.

 No person shall sell a food to which any of the following vitamins have been added if a reasonable daily intake of that food by a person would result in the daily intake by such person of more than,

  • (a) in the case of vitamin A, 2,500 International Units;

  • (b) in the case of thiamine, two milligrams;

  • (c) in the case of riboflavin, three milligrams;

  • (d) in the case of niacin or niacinamide, 20 milligrams;

  • (e) in the case of pyridoxine, 1.5 milligrams;

  • (f) in the case of ascorbic acid, 60 milligrams;

  • (g) in the case of vitamin D, 400 International Units; and

  • (h) in the case of vitamin E, 15 International Units.

 No person shall, in advertising a food that is represented as containing a vitamin or on a label of such food,

  • (a) give any assurance or guarantee of any kind with respect to the result that may be, has been or will be obtained by the addition of the vitamin to a person’s diet; or

  • (b) refer to, reproduce or quote any testimonial.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 31]

TABLE I[Repealed, SOR/2016-305, s. 67]

TABLE II

Weighted Recommended Nutrient Intake

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
VitaminUnitsAmount
1Biotinmicrograms90
2Folacinmicrograms195
3Niacinniacin equivalents16
4Pantothenic Acidmilligrams5.0
5Riboflavinmilligrams1.2
6Thiaminemilligrams1.0
7Vitamin Aretinol equivalents870
8Vitamin B6milligrams1.0
9Vitamin B12micrograms1.0
10Vitamin Cmilligrams34
11Vitamin Dmicrograms3.0
12Vitamin Emilligrams7.0
  • SOR/96-259, s. 5.

DIVISION 2Mineral Nutrients in Foods

  •  (1) In this Division, mineral nutrient means any of the following chemical elements, whether alone or in a compound with one or more other chemical elements:

  • (2) This Division applies only in respect of foods that are represented as containing a mineral nutrient for use in human nutrition.

  • SOR/88-559, s. 34;
  • SOR/90-830, s. 9(F).
 
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