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Version of section B.01.008.3 from 2021-04-14 to 2022-06-20:

  •  (1) If a prepackaged product contains one or more sugars-based ingredients, despite the order of presentation referred to in paragraph B.01.008.2(3)(a), the sugars-based ingredient or ingredients shall be shown in the list of ingredients, in parentheses, immediately following the term

    • (a) “Sugars” in the English version of the list; and

    • (b) “Sucres” in the French version of the list.

  • (2) The term “Sugars” referred to in subsection (1) shall be shown in the list of ingredients

    • (a) in descending order of the proportion of all the sugars-based ingredients in the prepackaged product or as a percentage of the prepackaged product, and the order or percentage shall be the order or percentage of all the sugars-based ingredients before they are combined to form the product; and

    • (b) separated from other ingredients by a bullet point or a comma.

  • (3) Each sugars-based ingredient mentioned immediately following the term “Sugars” shall be shown,

    • (a) despite paragraph B.01.008.2(3)(b), entirely in lower case letters; and

    • (b) in the case of more than one sugars-based ingredient,

      • (i) in descending order of its proportion of the prepackaged product as prescribed by subsection B.01.008.2(3), and

      • (ii) separated by a comma.

  • (4) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply to the following prepackaged products:

    • (a) a sweetening agent;

    • (b) fruit or vegetable juice or vegetable drink that does not contain any sweetening agent, as well as any mixture of those juices and drinks, including any of those juices and drinks

      • (i) to which fruit or vegetable purée or any mixture of those purées has been added,

      • (ii) that are reconstituted, or

      • (iii) that are a concentrate intended for dilution and consumption as juice or drink;

    • (c) fruit or vegetable purée that does not contain any sweetening agent as well as any mixture of those purées;

    • (d) prepackaged products that contain only one sugars-based ingredient that contains the word “sugar” in its common name; and

    • (e) formulated liquid diets, human milk fortifiers and human milk substitutes.

  • SOR/2016-305, s. 5
  • SOR/2021-57, s. 5
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