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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.02.030 from 2012-12-14 to 2024-05-28:

 [S]. Rum

  • (a) shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained from sugar-cane or sugar-cane products fermented by the action of yeast or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms;

  • (b) may contain

    • (i) caramel,

    • (ii) fruit and other botanical substances, and

    • (iii) flavouring and flavouring preparations; and

  • (c) if it is imported in bulk for the purpose of bottling and sale in Canada as imported rum, may only be

    • (i) modified by adding distilled or otherwise purified water to adjust the rum to the strength stated on the label applied to the container,

    • (ii) modified by adding caramel, or

    • (iii) blended with other imported rum or, in the case of rum sold as Caribbean rum, with other rum.

  • SOR/93-145, s. 13
  • SOR/2012-292, s. 1

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