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

Regulations are current to 2017-04-12 and last amended on 2017-03-14. Previous Versions

[B.01.407 to B.01.449 reserved]

Presentation of Nutrition Facts Table

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (6), the nutrition facts table shall be presented in accordance with the format specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats, having regard to matters such as order of presentation, dimensions, spacing and the use of upper and lower case letters and bold type.

  • (2) The characters and rules in the nutrition facts table shall be displayed in a single colour that is a visual equivalent of 100% solid black type on a white background or on a uniform neutral background with a maximum 5% tint of colour.

  • (3) The characters in the nutrition facts table

    • (a) shall be displayed in a single standard sans serif font that is not decorative and in such a manner that the characters never touch each other or the rules; and

    • (b) may be displayed with larger dimensions than those specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats if all the characters in the table are enlarged in a uniform manner.

  • (3.1) The type size shown in parentheses for a version referred to in a table to sections B.01.454 to B.01.459 or sections B.01.461 to B.01.464 is the minimum type size that may be used in a nutrition facts table to show nutrients set out in the tables to sections B.01.401 and B.01.402 in accordance with that version.

  • (4) A rule that is specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats as being a 1 point rule or a 2 point rule may be displayed with larger dimensions in the nutrition facts table.

  • (5) The information in the nutrition facts table shall be in accordance with sections B.01.400 to B.01.403 and B.01.406.

  • (6) In a nutrition facts table consisting of a table in both English and French, the order of languages may be reversed from the order shown in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20;
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 25, 74.

Location of Nutrition Facts Table

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the nutrition facts table shall be displayed on the label of the prepackaged product

    • (a) in a table in English and a table in French on the same continuous surface of the available display surface;

    • (b) in a table in both English and French on a continuous surface of the available display surface; or

    • (c) in a table in English on a continuous surface of the available display surface and a table in French on another continuous surface of the available display surface that is of the same size and prominence as the first surface.

  • (2) If in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information required by these Regulations may be shown on the label of a prepackaged product in English only or in French only and is shown in that language, the nutrition facts table may be displayed on the label of the prepackaged product in a table in that language only on a continuous surface of the available display surface.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20.

Orientation of Nutrition Facts Table

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the nutrition facts table shall be oriented in the same manner as other information appearing on the label of the prepackaged product.

  • (2) If a version of a nutrition facts table cannot be oriented in the same manner as other information appearing on the label of the prepackaged product, it shall be oriented in another manner if there is sufficient space to do so and the food contained in the package does not leak out and is not damaged when the package is turned over.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a nutrition facts table that is set out on the top or bottom of a prepackaged product.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20.

Application

  •  (1) Sections B.01.454 to B.01.460 apply to prepackaged products other than those that are intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age.

  • (2) Sections B.01.461 to B.01.465 apply to prepackaged products that are intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20;
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 26.

Standard and Horizontal Formats

  •  (1) This section applies to a prepackaged product unless any of sections B.01.455 to B.01.459 applies to the product.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the nutrition facts table of the prepackaged product shall be set out in a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section and in respect of which the condition specified in column 2 is satisfied.

  • (3) If it is not possible to display, in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out in

    • (a) the bilingual standard format in accordance with Figure 3.5(B), 3.6(B) or 3.7(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (b) the bilingual horizontal format in accordance with Figure 4.3(B), 4.4(B) or 4.5(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (c) the linear format in accordance with Figures 16.1(E) and (F) or 16.2(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (d) a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, even though more than 15% of the available display surface would be required to display the nutrition facts table; or

    • (e) a manner described in section B.01.466.

  • (4) For the purpose of this section, in determining whether a version of a nutrition facts table cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, the nutrition facts table shall include only the information that is required by these Regulations to be included in that table.

  • (5) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the prepackaged product is sold only in the retail establishment where the product is packaged, is labelled by means of a sticker and has an available display surface of 200 cm2 or more, its nutrition facts table shall be set out in a version that is listed in column 1 of items 1 to 3 of Parts 1 to 3 of the table to this section, without regard to any condition specified in column 2.

  • (6) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the nutrition facts table of the prepackaged product is set out on a tag attached to an ornamental container or a tag attached to a package to which a label cannot be physically applied or on which information cannot be legibly set out and easily viewed by the purchaser or consumer under the customary conditions of purchase, it shall be set out in a version that is described in paragraph (3)(a), (b) or (c) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, without regard to any condition specified in column 2.

    TABLE

    PART 1

    Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    11.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    21.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    31.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    41.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    51.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    61.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Narrow Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    12.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    22.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    32.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    42.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 3

    Bilingual Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    13.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    23.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    33.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    43.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 4

    Bilingual Horizontal Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    14.1(B)The versions in Parts 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    24.2(B)The versions in Parts 1 to 3 and in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20;
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 27, 74.
 
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