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

Regulations are current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2014-05-16. Previous Versions

Division 2Alcoholic Beverages

 The foods referred to in this Division are included in the term alcoholic beverage.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 3(F).

 In this Division,

“absolute alcohol”

“absolute alcohol” means alcohol of a strength of 100 per cent; (alcool absolu)

“age”

“age” means the period during which an alcoholic beverage is kept under such conditions of storage as may be necessary to develop its characteristic flavour and bouquet; (âge)

“alcohol”

“alcohol” means ethyl alcohol; (alcool)

“flavouring”

“flavouring” means, in respect of a spirit, any other spirit or wine, domestic or imported, added as a flavouring to that spirit as authorized under the Excise Act; (substance aromatique)

“grain spirit”

“grain spirit” means an alcoholic distillate, obtained from a mash of cereal grain or cereal grain products saccharified by the diastase of malt or by other enzymes and fermented by the action of yeast or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms, and from which all or nearly all of the naturally occurring substances other than alcohol and water have been removed; (esprit de grain)

“malt spirit”

“malt spirit” means an alcoholic distillate, obtained by pot-still distillation from a mash of cereal grain or cereal grain products saccharified by the diastase of malt and fermented by the action of yeast or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms; (esprit de malt)

“molasses spirit”

“molasses spirit” means an alcoholic distillate, obtained from sugar-cane or sugar-cane products fermented by the action of yeast or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms, from which all or nearly all of the naturally occurring substances other than alcohol and water have been removed; (esprit de mélasse)

“small wood”

“small wood” means wood casks or barrels of not greater than 700 L capacity; (petit fût)

“sweetening agent”

“sweetening agent” means glucose-fructose, fructose syrup or any food for which a standard is provided in Division 18, or any combination thereof. (agent édulcorant)

  • SOR/84-300, s. 10;
  • SOR/93-145, s. 4.