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

Regulations are current to 2017-06-05 and last amended on 2017-05-05. Previous Versions

Simplified Formats

  •  (1) This section applies to a prepackaged product if it satisfies the condition set out in subsection B.01.401(6) and its nutrition facts table includes only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.401(6)(a) to (j).

  • (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 containing only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.401(6)(a) to (j) 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 simplified standard format in accordance with Figure 6.5(B) or 6.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (b) the bilingual simplified horizontal format in accordance with Figure 7.3(B) or 7.4(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (c) the simplified linear format in accordance with Figures 17.1(E) and (F) or 17.2(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) 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 and 2 of the table to this section, without regard to any condition specified in column 2.

  • (5) 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

    Simplified Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    15.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    25.2(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)
    35.3(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))
    45.4(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))
    55.5(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))
    65.6(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

    Bilingual Simplified Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    16.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    26.2(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)
    36.3(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))
    46.4(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 3

    Bilingual Simplified Horizontal Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    17.1(B)The versions in Parts 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))
    27.2(B)The versions in Parts 1 and 2 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. 28, 74.

Simplified Formats — Single-serving Prepackaged Products

  •  (1) This section applies to a single-serving prepackaged product, other than one that is a prepackaged meal, whose nutrition facts table includes only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.401(6.1)(a) to (j).

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the nutrition facts table of the single-serving 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 single-serving prepackaged product a nutrition facts table containing only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.401(6.1)(a) to (j) 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 simplified standard format in accordance with Figure 6.5.1(B) or 6.6.1(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (b) the bilingual simplified horizontal format in accordance with Figure 7.3.1(B) or 7.4.1(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (c) the simplified linear format in accordance with Figures 17.1.1(E) and (F) or 17.2.1(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) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the single-serving 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 Part 1 of the table to this section, without regard to any condition specified in column 2.

  • (5) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the nutrition facts table of the single-serving 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

    Bilingual Simplified Standard Format — Single-serving Prepackaged Products

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    16.1.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    26.2.1(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)
    36.3.1(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))
    46.4.1(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 2

    Bilingual Simplified Horizontal Format — Single-serving Prepackaged Products

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    17.1.1(B)The versions in Part 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 (condensed))
    27.2.1(B)The versions in Part 1 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/2016-305, s. 29.
 
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