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

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-05-16. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall sell a food that is labelled or advertised for consumption by infants if the food contains a food additive.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) bakery products that are labelled or advertised for consumption by infants;

    • (b) the following foods that are labelled or advertised for consumption by infants and that contain ascorbic acid:

      • (i) fruit purées, and

      • (ii) cereals containing banana;

    • (c) infant cereal products that contain lecithin;

    • (d) foods that are labelled or advertised for consumption by infants and that contain citric acid;

    • (e) infant formula that contains the food additives set out in Tables IV and X to section B.16.100 for use in infant formula;

    • (f) infant formula that contains ingredients manufactured with food additives set out in Table V to section B.16.100;

    • (g) infant formula that contains concentrated or dried whey products manufactured with liquid whey to which sodium hexametaphosphate has been added;

    • (h) infant cereal products that contain amylase in accordance with Table V to section B.16.100;

    • (i) infant formula that contains ascorbyl palmitate or tocopherols; or

    • (j) infant formula that contains oils to which ascorbyl palmitate or tocopherols have been added.

    • SOR/83-933, s. 1;
    • SOR/90-24, s. 4;
    • SOR/91-149, s. 6;
    • SOR/97-559, s. 1;
    • SOR/2010-40, s. 3;
    • SOR/2010-41, s. 8;
    • SOR/2010-94, s. 6;
    • SOR/2010-141, s. 3;
    • SOR/2012-105, s. 2.

    TABLE I

    SODIUM CONTENT IN INFANT FOODS

    Column IColumn II
    FoodTotal Sodium in Grams per 100 Grams of Food
    1.Junior Desserts 0.10
    2.Junior Meat, Junior Meat Dinners, Junior Dinners, Junior Breakfasts 0.25
    3.Junior Vegetables, Junior Soups 0.20
    4.Strained Desserts 0.05
    5.Strained Meats, Strained Meat Dinners, Strained Dinners, Strained Breakfasts 0.15
    6.Strained Vegetables, Strained Soups 0.10
    • SOR/78-637, s. 10;
    • SOR/83-933, s. 1.

    TABLE II

    Item No.Column IColumn IIColumn III
    Vitamin or Mineral nutrientMinimum amount per 100 available kilocaloriesMaximum amount per 100 available kilocalories
    B.1Biotin2 mcg
    F.1Folic acid4 mcg
    N.1Niacin250 mcg
    P.1d-pantothenic acid300 mcg
    R.1Riboflavin60 mcg
    T.1Thiamine40 mcg
    T.2Alpha-tocopherol0.6 I.U.
    V.1Vitamin A250 I.U.500 I.U.
    V.2Vitamin B635 mcg
    V.3Vitamin B120.15 mcg
    V.4Vitamin C8 mg
    V.5Vitamin D40 I.U.80 I.U.
    V.6Vitamin K18 mcg
    C.1Calcium50 mg
    C.2Chloride55 mg150 mg
    C.3Copper60 mcg
    L.1Iodine5 mcg
    L.2Iron0.15 mg
    M.1Magnesium6 mg
    M.2Manganese5 mcg
    P.2Phosphorous25 mg
    P.3Potassium80 mg200 mg
    S.1Sodium20 mg60 mg
    Z.1Zinc0.5 mg
    • SOR/83-933, s. 1;
    • SOR/98-458, s. 7(F).