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

Regulations are current to 2022-05-02 and last amended on 2022-03-02. Previous Versions

PART BFoods (continued)

DIVISION 1 (continued)

General (continued)

  •  (1) The label of a food that is a table-top sweetener that contains sucralose shall carry the following information:

    • (a) a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains sucralose or is sweetened with sucralose, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;

    • (b) a statement on any part of the label setting out the sweetness per serving expressed in terms of the amount of sugar required to produce an equivalent degree of sweetness; and

    • (c) a statement setting out the sucralose content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2007-176, s. 2]

  • SOR/91-527, s. 2
  • SOR/94-625, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 9
  • SOR/2007-176, s. 2
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)
  • SOR/2018-108, s. 400

 The label of a food that contains polydextrose shall indicate the amount of polydextrose expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

  • SOR/93-276, s. 2
  • SOR/94-779, s. 1
  • SOR/97-512, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 10
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)

 The label of a food, other than a table-top sweetener, that contains acesulfame-potassium shall carry the following information:

  • (a) subject to paragraph (b), a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains acesulfame-potassium or is sweetened with acesulfame-potassium, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the characters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;

  • (b) where acesulfame-potassium is used in conjunction with another sweetener or a sweetening agent or both, the names thereof shown in a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains, or is sweetened with, acesulfame-potassium and the other sweetener or the sweetening agent or both, as the case may be, in letters as described in paragraph (a); and

  • (c) a statement setting out the acesulfame-potassium content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size.

  •  (1) The label of a food that is a table-top sweetener that contains acesulfame-potassium shall carry the following information:

    • (a) a statement, on the principal display panel, to the effect that the food contains acesulfame-potassium or is sweetened with acesulfame-potassium, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the characters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;

    • (b) a statement, on any part of the label, setting out the sweetness per serving, expressed in terms of the amount of sugar required to produce an equivalent degree of sweetness; and

    • (c) a statement setting out the acesulfame-potassium content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2007-176, s. 3]

  •  (1) The label of a food that contains erythritol shall carry a statement indicating the amount of erythritol expressed in grams per serving of stated size unless the label carries a nutrition facts table.

  • (2) The statement of the amount of erythritol shall be grouped together with the statement of the amount of any other sugar alcohols and the amount of polydextrose.

  • SOR/2004-261, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)

 The label of a food, other than a table-top sweetener, that contains neotame shall carry the following information:

  • (a) subject to paragraph (b), a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains neotame or is sweetened with neotame, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;

  • (b) in the case where other sweeteners or sweetening agents are used in conjunction with neotame, a statement on the principal display panel, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, to the effect that the food

    • (i) contains neotame and (naming the other sweeteners and the sweetening agents), or

    • (ii) is sweetened with neotame and (naming the other sweeteners and the sweetening agents);

  • (c) if the label of the food carries a nutrition facts table, a statement setting out the neotame content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size; and

  • (d) if the label of the food does not carry a nutrition facts table, a statement setting out the following energy value and contents of the food, per serving of stated size, grouped together and given equal prominence on any part of the label:

    • (i) the energy value, expressed in Calories (Calories or Cal) and kilojoules (kilojoules or kJ),

    • (ii) the protein, fat and carbohydrate content, expressed in grams, and

    • (iii) the neotame content, expressed in milligrams.

 The label of a food that is a table-top sweetener that contains neotame shall carry the following information:

  • (a) a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains neotame or is sweetened with neotame, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used for showing the numerical quantity in the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;

  • (b) a statement on any part of the label of the sweetness per serving expressed in terms of the amount of sugar required to produce an equivalent degree of sweetness;

  • (c) if the label of the food carries a nutrition facts table, a statement setting out the neotame content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size; and

  • (d) if the label of the food does not carry a nutrition facts table, a statement setting out the following energy value and contents of the food, per serving of stated size, grouped together and given equal prominence on any part of the label:

    • (i) the energy value, expressed in Calories (Calories or Cal) and kilojoules (kilojoules or kJ),

    • (ii) the protein, fat and carbohydrate content, expressed in grams, and

    • (iii) the neotame content, expressed in milligrams.

  •  (1) Except in the case of a formulated liquid diet, human milk fortifier or human milk substitute, it is prohibited to sell a food represented in any manner as containing hydrolyzed or partially hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed or partially hydrolyzed gelatin or hydrolyzed or partially hydrolyzed casein unless the label carries the following statement on the principal display panel in the same size type used for the common name:

    “CAUTION, DO NOT USE AS SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION”.

  • (2) In this section, formulated liquid diet means a food that meets the requirements of sections B.24.101 to B.24.103.

 [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 7]

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (8), where an irradiated food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 is offered for sale as a prepackaged product, the principal display panel of the label applied to the package shall carry the symbol described in subsection (5).

  • (2) Where an irradiated food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 is not a prepackaged product and is offered for sale, a sign that carries the symbol described in subsection (5) shall be displayed immediately next to the food.

  • (3) The symbol required pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) shall appear in close proximity on the principal display panel referred to in subsection (1) or on the sign referred to in subsection (2) to one of the following statements or a written statement that has the same meaning:

    • (a) “treated with radiation”;

    • (b) “treated by irradiation”; or

    • (c) “irradiated”.

  • (4) No person shall sell a food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 that has been irradiated in the manner set out in subsection B.26.003(2) unless the requirements of subsections (1) to (3) are met.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsections (1) to (3), the symbol that indicates the irradiated food shall

    • (a) have an outer diameter

      • (i) in the case referred to in subsection (1), equal to or greater than the height of the numerical quantity prescribed by paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for the declaration of net quantity of the package, and

      • (ii) in the case referred to in subsection (2), not less than 5 cm; and

    • (b) be in the following form:

      Symbol for irradiated food consisting of a plant in a circle in which the top half of the circle is dashed.
  • (6) Notwithstanding subsection B.01.009(1), any food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 that is an ingredient or component of a prepackaged product and that has been irradiated shall, if the food constitutes 10 per cent or more of the prepackaged product, be included in the list of ingredients and preceded by the statement “irradiated”.

  • (7) The label attached to a shipping container that contains a food set out in column 1 of the table to Division 26 that has been subjected to the maximum absorbed dose set out in column 5 shall carry the statement that is required by subsection (3) and the statement “Do not irradiate again.”.

  • (8) Where a shipping container constitutes the package of the prepackaged product, the label attached to the shipping container shall carry the statement required by subsection (7) but need not carry the symbol required by subsection (5).

  • (9) Any advertising of an irradiated food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 shall identify the food as having been irradiated.

  • (10) The statements referred to in subsections (3) and (6) to (8) shall be in both official languages in accordance with subsection B.01.012(2).

 [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/88-559, s. 9]

 Where a standard for a food is prescribed in this Part,

  • (a) the food shall contain only the ingredients included in the standard for the food;

  • (b) each ingredient shall be incorporated in the food in a quantity within any limits prescribed for that ingredient; and

  • (c) if the standard includes an ingredient to be used as a food additive for a specified purpose, that ingredient shall be a food additive set out in one of the tables to section B.16.100 for use as an additive to that food for that purpose.

 Subject to section B.25.062, where a standard for a food is not prescribed in this Part,

  • (a) the food shall not contain any food additives except food additives set out in a table to section B.16.100 for use as additives to that food for the purpose set out in that table; and

  • (b) each such food additive shall be incorporated in the food in a quantity within any limits prescribed for that food and food additive in that table.

  • SOR/87-640, s. 1

 Where the limit prescribed for a food additive in a table to section B.16.100 is stated to be “Good Manufacturing Practice”, the amount of the food additive added to a food in manufacturing and processing shall not exceed the amount required to accomplish the purpose for which that additive is permitted to be added to that food.

 A food additive shall,

  • (a) where specifications are set out in this Part for that additive, meet those specifications;

  • (b) where no specifications are set out in this Part for the additive, meet the specifications for it, if any, set out in

    • (i) the Food Chemicals Codex, tenth edition, 2016, published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD, United States of America, as that or any subsequent edition, including their supplements, may be amended from time to time; or

    • (ii) the Combined Compendium of Food Additive Specifications, prepared by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, on the website of the Organization, as amended from time to time; and

  • (c) in the case of a food colour for which no specifications exist under paragraph (a) or (b), contain no more than

    • (i) 3 parts per million of arsenic, and

    • (ii) 10 parts per million of lead.

  • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2010-142, s. 1]

  • (e) [Repealed, SOR/97-512, s. 2]

  • (f) [Repealed, SOR/2016-305, s. 12]

  • (g) [Repealed, SOR/97-512, s. 2]

  • SOR/82-383, s. 1
  • SOR/91-527, s. 3
  • SOR/92-93, s. 1
  • SOR/92-551, s. 1
  • SOR/93-276, s. 3
  • SOR/94-625, s. 4
  • SOR/94-779, s. 2
  • SOR/95-172, s. 2
  • SOR/97-512, s. 2
  • SOR/2010-142, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 12
 
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