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

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-06-13. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 34]

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

  • (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/84-300, s. 61(E);
  • SOR/88-559, s. 34.
  •  (1) If a component of an ingredient of a prepackaged product set out in the table to subsection B.01.009(1) is a mineral nutrient, no person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for the prepackaged product, make a statement or claim concerning the mineral nutrient as a component of that ingredient unless

    • (a) despite subsection B.01.008(6), the mineral nutrient is declared by its common name, and that common name is shown immediately after the ingredient in such a manner as to indicate that the mineral nutrient is a component of that ingredient, 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 mineral nutrient 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/88-559, s. 34;
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 35;
  • SOR/2011-28, s. 8.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-11, s. 35]

 [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 34]

 No person shall, in advertising a food that is represented as containing a mineral nutrient 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 mineral nutrient to a person’s diet; or

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

 No person shall sell a food to which any of the following mineral nutrients 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 calcium, 300 milligrams;

  • (b) in the case of phosphorus, 300 milligrams;

  • (c) in the case of iron, four milligrams; and

  • (d) in the case of iodine, 0.10 milligram.

  •  (1) No person shall sell elemental iron powder for use in foods as a source of iron as a mineral nutrient unless

    • (a) subject to paragraph (b), the powder meets the specifications for

      • (i) Iron, Carbonyl,

      • (ii) Iron, Electrolytic, or

      • (iii) Iron, Reduced,

      as set out in the Food Chemicals Codex, Third Edition, 1981, published by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; and

    • (b) in the case of Iron, Reduced, 100 per cent by weight of the particles pass through a 100 mesh sieve and at least 95 per cent by weight of the particles pass through a 325 mesh sieve.

  • (2) No person shall sell a food to which elemental iron powder has been added as a source of iron as a mineral nutrient unless the powder meets the requirements referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).

  • SOR/84-303, s. 1.

 No person shall sell a food to which sodium iron pyrophosphate has been added as a source of iron as a mineral nutrient unless

  • (a) the bioavailability of the iron in the food is not less than 50 per cent of the bioavailability of ferrous sulphate as determined by official method FO-42, Determination of Bioavailability of Iron, December 15, 1982; and

  • (b) that person retains documentary evidence showing that the bioavailability of the iron in the food has been determined by the official method referred to in paragraph (a) and, on request by the Director, submits such evidence to the Director.

  • SOR/84-303, s. 1.

TABLE I

RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Mineral NutrientUnitsFootnote for TABLE I RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE*Intake of persons 2 years of age or olderIntake of infants and children less than 2 years of age
1Calcium(mg)1100500
2Phosphorus(mg)1100500
3Magnesium(mg)25055
4Iron(mg)147
5Zinc(mg)94
6Iodide(µg)16055
7Selenium(µg)5015
8Copper(mg)20.5
9Manganese(mg)21.2
10Chromium(µg)12012
11Molybdenum(µg)7515
12Chloride(mg)34001000
  • SOR/88-559, s. 34;
  • SOR/96-259, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 36.

TABLE II

WEIGHTED RECOMMENDED NUTRIENT INTAKE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Mineral NutrientUnitsAmount
1Calciummilligrams780
2Iodidemicrograms155
3Ironmilligrams10
4Phosphorusmilligrams885
5Magnesiummilligrams210
6Zincmilligrams10
  • SOR/96-259, s. 7.
 
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