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

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2022-03-02. Previous Versions

PART BFoods (continued)

DIVISION 1 (continued)

Nutrition Labelling (continued)

Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if the nutrition facts table of a prepackaged product includes separate information for different amounts of the food as provided in paragraphs B.01.406(7)(a) and (c), the nutrition facts table shall be set out in a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section and in respect of which the condition specified in column 2 is satisfied.

  • (2) If it is not possible to display, in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out in

    • (a) the bilingual aggregate format in accordance with Figure 15.5(B) or 15.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats; or

    • (b) 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 nutrition facts table.

  • (3) For the purpose of this section, in determining whether a version of a nutrition facts table cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, the nutrition facts table shall include only the information that is required by these Regulations to be included for each amount of the food for which separate information is set out in the table.

  • (4) Despite subsections (1) and (2), if the nutrition facts table of the prepackaged product 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 shall be set out in a version that is described in paragraph (2)(a) 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

    Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    114.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    214.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    314.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    4,14.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    514.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    614.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Bilingual Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    115.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    215.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    315.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    415.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 33, 74
Presentation of Additional Information
  •  (1) If information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is included in a nutrition facts table that is set out in a version consisting of a table in English and a table in French or a table in English or French, that information shall be displayed

    • (a) in accordance with the order of presentation, the use of indents and the presentation of footnotes illustrated in Figures 18.1(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT Formats; and

    • (b) in respect of matters other than those referred to in paragraph (a), in accordance with the format that is specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats.

  • (2) If information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is included in a nutrition facts table that is set out in a version consisting of a table in both English and French, that information shall be displayed

    • (a) in accordance with the order of presentation, the use of indents and the presentation of footnotes illustrated in Figure 19.1(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats; and

    • (b) in respect of matters other than those referred to in paragraph (a), in accordance with the format that is specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats.

  • (3) Despite paragraph (1)(a), the use of indents illustrated in Figures 18.1(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT Formats is not applicable if information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is set out in the linear format referred to in paragraph B.01.454(3)(c) or the simplified linear format referred to in paragraph B.01.455(3)(c).

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 74
Standard and Horizontal Formats — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age
[
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • err.(E), Vol. 137, No. 5
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 34
]
  •  (1) This section applies to a prepackaged product that is intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age unless section B.01.462, B.01.463 or B.01.464 applies to the product.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the nutrition facts table of the prepackaged product shall be set out in a version that is 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 prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out in

    • (a) the bilingual standard format in accordance with Figure 22.5(B), 22.6(B) or 22.7(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (b) the bilingual horizontal format in accordance with Figure 23.3(B) or 23.4(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (c) the linear format in accordance with Figures 31.1(E) and (F) or 31.2(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT 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 nutrition facts table; or

    • (e) a manner described in section B.01.466.

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

    TABLE

    PART 1

    Standard Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    120.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    220.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    320.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    420.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    520.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    620.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Narrow Standard Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    121.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    221.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    321.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    421.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 3

    Bilingual Standard Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    122.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    222.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    322.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    422.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 4

    Bilingual Horizontal Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    123.1(B)The versions in Parts 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    223.2(B)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.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 35, 74
Simplified Formats — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age
[
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 36
]
  •  (1) This section applies to a prepackaged product that is intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age if it satisfies the condition set out in subsection B.01.403(5) and its nutrition facts table includes only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.403(5)(a) to (k).

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the nutrition facts table of the prepackaged product shall be set out in a version that is 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 prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table containing only the information referred to in paragraphs B.01.403(5)(a) to (k) in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out in

    • (a) the bilingual simplified standard format in accordance with Figure 25.5(B) or 25.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (b) the bilingual simplified horizontal format in accordance with Figure 26.3(B) or 26.4(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats;

    • (c) the simplified linear format in accordance with Figures 32.1(E) and (F) or 32.2(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT 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 nutrition facts table; or

    • (e) a manner described in section B.01.466.

    TABLE

    PART 1

    Simplified Standard Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    124.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    224.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    324.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    424.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    524.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    624.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Bilingual Simplified Standard Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    125.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    225.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    325.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    425.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 3

    Bilingual Simplified Horizontal Format — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    126.1(B)The versions in Parts 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    226.2(B)The versions in Parts 1 and 2 and in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 37, 74
 
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