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

Regulations are current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-09-27. Previous Versions

PART BFoods (continued)

DIVISION 29Supplemented Foods (continued)

Nutrition Labelling (continued)

Supplemented Foods for Use in Manufacturing Other Supplemented Foods
  •  (1) This section applies to a supplemented food intended solely for use as an ingredient in the manufacture of other supplemented foods intended for sale to a consumer at the retail level.

  • (2) It is prohibited to sell the supplemented food unless the information referred to in subsection (3) in respect of the supplemented food is provided in writing and accompanies the supplemented food when it is delivered to the purchaser.

  • (3) The information

    • (a) must include the information that would, but for subsection B.29.002(6), be required by sections B.29.002 and B.29.003 to be included in a supplemented food facts table;

    • (b) may include other information that is permitted by section B.29.003 to be included in that supplemented food facts table; and

    • (c) must be expressed in accordance with sections B.29.002 and B.29.003, subject to the following modifications, namely,

      • (i) information in respect of supplemental ingredients must be expressed according to the applicable unit referred to in column 3 of the List of Permitted Supplemental Ingredients,

        • (A) per gram or 100 g of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by weight or by count, or

        • (B) per millilitre or 100 mL of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by volume,

      • (ii) information — other than in respect of supplemental ingredients — for vitamins referred to in subsection D.01.002(1) must be expressed in the applicable unit referred to in subsection D.01.003(1) and for mineral nutrients referred to in paragraphs D.02.001(1)(a) to (j), (l) to (n) and (p) must be expressed in milligrams for sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, chloride, copper and manganese and in micrograms for iodide, chromium, selenium and molybdenum,

        • (A) per gram or 100 g of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by weight or by count, or

        • (B) per millilitre or 100 mL of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by volume,

      • (iii) information for other nutrients and the energy value set out in column 1 of the table to section B.29.002 or the table to section B.29.003 must be expressed in the units referred to in column 3,

        • (A) per gram or 100 g of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by weight or by count, or

        • (B) per millilitre or 100 mL of the supplemented food, if the net quantity of the supplemented food is declared on the label by volume,

      • (iv) percentages of daily values and information on servings of stated size may be omitted, and

      • (v) the information must be stated with a degree of precision that corresponds to the accuracy of the analytical methodology used to produce the information.

Basis of Information
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (5), the information in the supplemented food facts table must be set out only on the basis of the supplemented food as offered for sale.

  • (2) If a prepackaged product contains an assortment of supplemented foods of the same type and the typical serving consists of only one of those supplemented foods, the information in the supplemented food facts table must be set out

    • (a) on the basis of each of the supplemented foods contained in the prepackaged product, if the information set out in column 1 of the table to section B.29.002 for each of those supplemented foods is different; or

    • (b) on the basis of one of the supplemented foods contained in the prepackaged product, if the information set out in column 1 of the table to section B.29.002 for each of those supplemented foods is the same.

  • (3) If a prepackaged product contains an assortment of supplemented foods of the same type and the typical serving consists of more than one of those supplemented foods, the information in the supplemented food facts table must be set out for each of the supplemented foods contained in the prepackaged product or as a composite value.

  • (4) If a supplemented food is to be prepared in accordance with directions provided in or on the package or is commonly combined with other ingredients or another food or cooked before being consumed, the supplemented food facts table may also set out information for the supplemented food as prepared, in which case

    • (a) the supplemented food facts table must set out the following information for the supplemented food as prepared, namely,

      • (i) except in the case described in subparagraph (ii), the amount of the supplemented food expressed using the unit referred to in column 3 of subparagraph 1(b)(i) of the table to section B.29.002 as “about (naming the serving size)” or “about (naming the serving size) prepared” and, if applicable, in the manner specified in column 4 of subitems 1(1) and (2),

      • (ii) if the supplemented food is commonly served combined with another food, the amount of the other food expressed using the unit referred to in column 3 of subparagraph 1(b)(i) of the table to section B.29.002,

      • (iii) the energy value, expressed using a description set out in column 2 of item 2 of the table to section B.29.002, in the unit set out in column 3 and in the manner set out in column 4,

      • (iv) the information set out in column 1 of items 3, 6 to 8, 10, 11 and 13 to 15 of the table to section B.29.002 and in column 1 of items 11 to 34 of the table to section B.29.003 that is declared as a percentage of the daily value in the supplemented food facts table for the supplemented food as sold, expressed using a description set out in column 2 of those tables, as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size and in the manner specified in column 4 of those tables, and

      • (v) the information referred to in column 1 of item 18 of the table to section B.29.002, expressed using the description referred to in column 2, in the unit referred to in column 3 and in the manner referred to in column 4; and

    • (b) the supplemented food facts table may also set out the following information for the added ingredients or the other food, if it is declared in the supplemented food facts table for the supplemented food as sold, namely,

      • (i) the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 5 and 7 to 12 of the table to section B.29.002, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in milligrams for the information set out in column 1 of items 7 and 8 and in grams for the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 5 and 9 to 12 and in the manner specified in column 4,

      • (ii) the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 10 of the table to section B.29.003, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in grams and in the manner specified in column 4, and

      • (iii) the information set out in column 1 of item 2 of the table to section B.29.002, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in the unit set out in column 3 per serving of stated size of the supplemented food as prepared, and in the manner specified in column 4.

  • (5) The information in the supplemented food facts table may also be set out on the basis of other amounts of the supplemented food that reflect different uses or different units of measurement of the supplemented food, in which case

    • (a) the supplemented food facts table must set out the following information for each of the other amounts of the supplemented food, namely,

      • (i) the amount of the supplemented food expressed in a household measure and a metric measure and in the manner specified in column 4 of subitems 1(1) and (2) of the table to section B.29.002,

      • (ii) the energy value, expressed using a description set out in column 2 of item 2 of the table to section B.29.002, in the unit set out in column 3 and in the manner set out in column 4,

      • (iii) the information set out in column 1 of items 3, 6 to 8, 10, 11 and 13 to 15 of the table to section B.29.002 and in column 1 of items 11 to 34 of the table to section B.29.003 that is declared as a percentage of the daily value in the supplemented food facts table for the first amount of the supplemented food for which information is declared, expressed using a description set out in column 2 of those tables, as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size and in the manner specified in column 4 of those tables, and

      • (iv) the information referred to in column 1 of item 18 of the table to section B.29.002, expressed using the description referred to in column 2, the unit referred to in column 3 and in the manner referred to in column 4; and

    • (b) if the supplemented food facts table is set out in a version of the aggregate format specified in section B.29.015, it must also set out the following information for each of the other amounts of the supplemented food, if that information is declared in the supplemented food facts table for the first amount of the supplemented food for which information is declared, namely,

      • (i) the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 5 and 7 to 15 of the table to section B.29.002, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in milligrams for the information set out in column 1 of items 7, 8 and 13 to 15, and in grams for the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 5 and 9 to 12 and in the manner specified in column 4, and

      • (ii) the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 34 of the table to section B.29.003, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in micrograms for the information set out in column 1 of items 11, 13, 15, 21, 22, 26, 29, 32 and 33, in micrograms of dietary folate equivalents for the information set out in column 1 of item 20, in milligrams for the information set out in column 1 of items 12, 14, 16 to 19, 23 to 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 and 34, and in grams for the information set out in column 1 of items 3 to 10 and in the manner specified in column 4.

Presentation of Supplemented Food Facts Table
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (7), the supplemented food facts table must be presented in accordance with the format specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of SFFT 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 supplemented food facts table must 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 supplemented food facts table

    • (a) must 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 SFFT Formats if all the characters in the table are enlarged in a uniform manner.

  • (4) The type size shown in parentheses for a version referred to in a table to sections B.29.009 to B.29.015 is the minimum type size that may be used in a supplemented food facts table to show nutrients and supplemental ingredients set out in the tables to sections B.29.002 and B.29.003 in accordance with that version.

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

  • (6) The information in the supplemented food facts table must be in accordance with subsections B.29.001(2) and (3) and sections B.29.002, B.29.003 and B.29.005.

  • (7) In a supplemented food 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 SFFT Formats.

Location of Supplemented Food Facts Table
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the supplemented food facts table must be displayed

    • (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), the information required by these Regulations may be shown on the label of a supplemented food in English only or in French only and is shown in that language, the supplemented food facts table may be displayed on the label in a table in that language only on a continuous surface of the available display surface.

Orientation of Supplemented Food Facts Table
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the supplemented food facts table must be oriented in the same manner as other information appearing on the label of a supplemented food.

  • (2) If a version of a supplemented food facts table cannot be oriented in the same manner as other information appearing on the label, it must 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 supplemented food facts table that is set out on the top or bottom of a package.

Standard and Horizontal Formats
  •  (1) This section applies to a supplemented food unless any of sections B.29.010 to B.29.015 applies to it.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the supplemented food facts table must be set out in a version 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 supplemented food, a supplemented food facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the supplemented food facts table must 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 SFFT Formats;

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

    • (c) the linear format in accordance with Figures 16.1(E) and (F) or 16.2(E) and (F) of the Directory of SFFT 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 supplemented food facts table; or

    • (e) a manner described in section B.29.017.

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

  • (5) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the supplemented food facts table 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 must 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 SFFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    11.1(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)

    21.2(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)

    The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    31.3(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    41.4(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    51.5(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    61.6(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.

    PART 2

    Narrow Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of SFFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    12.1(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)

    22.2(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)

    The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    32.3(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    42.4(E) and (F)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.

    PART 3

    Bilingual Standard Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of SFFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    13.1(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)

    23.2(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)

    The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    33.3(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    43.4(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.

    PART 4

    Bilingual Horizontal Format

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of SFFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    14.1(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))

    The versions in Parts 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    24.2(B)

    (nutrients and supplemental ingredients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    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.
 
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