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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.015 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-07-30:

  •  (1) The label of a food that is a sweetener that contains aspartame shall carry the following information:

    • (a) a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains aspartame or is sweetened with aspartame, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used in the numerical portion of the declaration of net quantity as required under section 14 of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations;

    • (b) a statement on any part of the label to the effect that aspartame contains phenylalanine;

    • (c) 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; and

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

  • (2) The label of a sweetener that contains aspartame may carry the expression “Low Calorie” if the energy value of a serving of the sweetener that is equivalent in sweetness to one teaspoon (5 g) of sugar is no greater than two calories.

  • SOR/81-617, s. 2
  • SOR/88-559, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 7
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