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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.010.4 from 2016-12-14 to 2022-07-19:

  •  (1) If the label of a prepackaged product includes a declaration alerting consumers that, due to a risk of cross-contamination, the product may contain the source of a food allergen or gluten,

    • (a) the declaration must be shown immediately after the food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement or, if there is none, after the list of ingredients, and must appear on the same continuous surface as the statement, if any, and the list of ingredients

      • (i) against the same background colour as that of the list, and

      • (ii) if the list of ingredients and the statement, if any, are differentiated by means of a solid-line border or solid lines in accordance with paragraph B.01.008.2(2)(a) or B.01.010.3(1)(a.2), within the border or the lines;

    • (b) the declaration must appear without any intervening printed, written or graphic material between it and the list of ingredients or statement that immediately precedes it, except that a solid line may appear before the declaration if the declaration begins on a different line than that on which the list of ingredients or the statement that immediately precedes it ends;

    • (c) the declaration must appear in bold type if it begins on the same line as that on which the list of ingredients or the statement that immediately precedes it ends and it is not introduced by a title; and

    • (d) the title that introduces the declaration, if any, must appear in bold type if the declaration begins on the same line as that on which the list of ingredients or the statement that immediately precedes it ends.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the source of a food allergen or gluten must be shown in accordance with subsection B.01.010.1(6) or (7), respectively.

  • SOR/2016-305, s. 10
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