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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.011 from 2006-03-22 to 2022-06-20:

  •  (1) Where it is an acceptable manufacturing practice for a manufacturer to

    • (a) omit from his prepackaged product any food that is ordinarily an ingredient or component, or

    • (b) substitute in whole or in part in his prepackaged product any other food for a food that is ordinarily an ingredient or component,

    the list of ingredients for the 12-month period commencing from the time the label is applied to the prepackaged product may show as ingredients or components the foods that may be omitted and the foods that may be used as substitutes if

    • (c) all the foods that may be used as ingredients or components throughout the 12-month period are shown in the list of ingredients;

    • (d) it is clearly stated as part of the list of ingredients that the food shown as an ingredient or component may not be present or that another food may be substituted for a food shown as an ingredient or component; and

    • (e) the foods that may be omitted or substituted are grouped with the same class of foods that are used as ingredients or components and the foods within each such group are listed in descending order of the proportion in which they will probably be used during the 12-month period.

  • (2) Where it is an acceptable manufacturing practice for a manufacturer to vary the proportions of ingredients or components of his prepackaged product, the list of ingredients for the 12-month period commencing from the time the label is applied to the prepackaged product may show the ingredients or components in the same proportions throughout the 12-month period if

    • (a) it is clearly stated as part of the list of ingredients that the proportions indicated are subject to change; and

    • (b) the ingredients or components are listed in descending order of the proportion in which they will probably be used during the 12-month period.

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