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

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART BFoods (continued)

DIVISION 8Dairy Products (continued)

Cheese (continued)

  •  (1) [S]. Processed (naming the variety) Cheese with (naming the added ingredients)

    • (a) shall

      • (i) be the product made by comminuting and mixing the named variety or varieties of cheese, other than cream cheese, cottage cheese or whey cheese, into a homogeneous mass with the aid of heat,

      • (ii) contain the named added ingredients which shall be one or more of the following ingredients in amounts sufficient to differentiate the product from processed (naming the variety) cheese but not in amounts so large as to change the basic nature of the product:

        • (A) flavouring preparations other than such preparations that resemble the flavour of the varieties of cheese used in the product,

        • (B) chocolate, condiments, seasonings or spices,

        • (C) fruits, nuts, pickles, relishes or vegetables,

        • (D) prepared or preserved meat, or

        • (E) prepared or preserved fish,

      • (iii) have, where it is made from

        • (A) one variety of cheese, in which the maximum amount of moisture permitted is less than 40 per cent, or

        • (B) more than one variety of cheese, in which the average maximum amount of moisture permitted is less than 40 per cent,

        a moisture content that does not exceed by more than five per cent, the amount referred to in clause (A) or (B), as the case may be, and a milk fat content that is not less, by more than three per cent, than the minimum milk fat content or average minimum milk fat content permitted for that variety or those varieties, as the case may be, and

      • (iv) have, where it is made from

        • (A) one variety of cheese, in which the maximum amount of moisture permitted is 40 per cent or more, or

        • (B) more than one variety of cheese, in which the average maximum amount of moisture permitted is 40 per cent or more,

        a moisture content that does not exceed, by more than three per cent, the amount referred to in clause (A) or (B), as the case may be, and a milk fat content that is not less, by more than two per cent, than the minimum milk fat content or average minimum milk fat content permitted for that variety or those varieties, as the case may be; and

    • (b) may contain

      • (i) water added to adjust moisture content,

      • (ii) added milk fat,

      • (iii) salt, vinegar and sweetening agents,

      • (iv) one or more of the following colouring agents:

        • (A) in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice, annatto, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, paprika, riboflavin, turmeric, and

        • (B) in an amount not exceeding 35 parts per million, either singly or in combination thereof, beta-apo-8′-carotenal, ethyl beta-apo-8′-carotenoate,

      • (v) the following emulsifying, gelling, stabilizing and thickening agents:

        • (A) sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (carboxymethyl cellulose, cellulose gum, sodium cellulose glycolate) in an amount not exceeding 0.5 per cent,

        • (B) calcium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate dibasic, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium phosphate monobasic, sodium phosphate tribasic, sodium pyrophosphate tetrabasic, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, sodium potassium tartrate, sodium tartrate, sodium gluconate or any combination thereof in an amount, when calculated as anhydrous salts, not exceeding 3.5 per cent in the case of phosphate salts and 4.0 per cent in total,

        • (C) lecithin in an amount not exceeding 0.2 per cent, and

        • (D) monoglycerides, mono- and diglycerides or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 0.5 per cent,

      • (v.1) calcium phosphate tribasic as an agent to improve colour, texture, consistency and spreadability, in an amount not exceeding 1 per cent,

      • (vi) acetic acid, calcium carbonate, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, potassium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and tartaric acid as pH adjusting agents in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice,

      • (vii) wood smoke as a preservative in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice, and

      • (viii) the following preservatives:

        • (A) propionic acid, calcium propionate, sodium propionate or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 2,000 parts per million, calculated as propionic acid,

        • (B) sorbic acid, calcium sorbate, potassium sorbate, sodium sorbate, or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 3,000 parts per million, calculated as sorbic acid, or

        • (C) any combination of the preservatives named in clauses (A) and (B) in an amount not exceeding 3,000 parts per million, calculated as propionic acid and sorbic acid respectively.

  • (2) Only a cheese to which wood smoke has been added as permitted in subsection (1) may be described by the term “smoked” on a label.

  • (3) Where a cheese is labelled as permitted in subsection (2), the word “smoked” shall be shown on the principal display panel.

  • SOR/79-752, s. 2
  • SOR/91-409, s. 2
  • SOR/92-400, s. 5
  • SOR/2010-94, s. 4(E)
  • SOR/2011-278, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-18, s. 18(F)
  • SOR/2018-69, s. 28(F)
  •  (1) [S]. Processed Cheese Food

    • (a) shall

      • (i) be the product made by comminuting and mixing one or more varieties of cheese, other than cream cheese, cottage cheese or whey cheese, into a homogeneous mass with the aid of heat, and

      • (ii) contain

        • (A) added milk or milk products,

        • (B) not less than 51 per cent cheese,

        • (C) not more than 46 per cent moisture, and

        • (D) not less than 23 per cent milk fat; and

    • (b) may contain

      • (i) water added to adjust the moisture content,

      • (ii) added milk fat,

      • (iii) salt, vinegar and sweetening agents,

      • (iv) one or more of the following colouring agents:

        • (A) in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice, annatto, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, paprika, riboflavin, turmeric, and

        • (B) in an amount not exceeding 35 parts per million, either singly or in combination thereof, beta-apo-8′-carotenal, ethyl beta-apo-8′-carotenoate,

      • (v) the following emulsifying, gelling, stabilizing and thickening agents:

        • (A) sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (carboxymethyl cellulose, cellulose gum, sodium cellulose glycolate) in an amount not exceeding 0.5 per cent,

        • (B) calcium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate dibasic, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium phosphate monobasic, sodium phosphate tribasic, sodium pyrophosphate tetrabasic, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, sodium potassium tartrate, sodium tartrate, sodium gluconate or any combination thereof in an amount, when calculated as anhydrous salts, not exceeding 3.5 per cent in the case of phosphate salts and 4.0 per cent in total,

        • (C) lecithin in an amount not exceeding 0.2 per cent, and

        • (D) monoglycerides, mono- and diglycerides or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 0.5 per cent,

      • (v.1) calcium phosphate tribasic as an agent to improve colour, texture, consistency and spreadability, in an amount not exceeding 1 per cent,

      • (vi) acetic acid, calcium carbonate, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, potassium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and tartaric acid as pH adjusting agents in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice,

      • (vii) wood smoke as a preservative in an amount consistent with good manufacturing practice, and

      • (viii) the following preservatives:

        • (A) propionic acid, calcium propionate, sodium propionate or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 2,000 parts per million, calculated as propionic acid,

        • (B) sorbic acid, calcium sorbate, potassium sorbate, sodium sorbate or any combination thereof in an amount not exceeding 3,000 parts per million, calculated as sorbic acid, or

        • (C) any combination of the preservatives named in clauses (A) and (B) in an amount not exceeding 3,000 parts per million, calculated as propionic acid and sorbic acid respectively.

  • (2) Only a cheese to which wood smoke has been added as permitted in subsection (1) may be described by the term “smoked” on a label.

  • (3) Where a cheese is labelled as permitted in subsection (2), the word “smoked” shall be shown on the principal display panel.

  • SOR/79-752, s. 2
  • SOR/91-409, s. 3
  • SOR/92-400, s. 6
  • SOR/2007-302, s. 4(F)
  • SOR/2017-18, s. 18(F)
  • SOR/2018-69, s. 28(F)
 
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