Food and Drug Regulations
B.01.305 (1) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, respecting a protein unless the food meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 8 of the Table of Permitted Nutrient Content Statements and Claims for the subject “source of protein” set out in column 1.
(2) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, respecting an amino acid unless
(a) the food meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 8 of the Table of Permitted Nutrient Content Statements and Claims for the subject “source of protein” set out in column 1; and
(b) the label or advertisement includes a declaration of the amount of histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine contained in the food, expressed in grams per serving of stated size.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of
(a) a formulated liquid diet, human milk fortifier, human milk substitute or food represented as containing a human milk substitute;
(b) foods represented for use in gluten-free diets, protein restricted diets, low (naming the amino acid) diets and (naming the amino acid) free diets;
(c) the word “protein” when used as part of the common name of an ingredient in the list of ingredients;
(d) the declaration of amino acids in the list of ingredients;
(e) the common names that are set out in the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document, if shown in the list of ingredients in accordance with paragraph B.01.010(3)(a);
(f) the common name of a single amino acid preparation that may be sold as a food;
(g) any statement referred to in subsection B.01.014(1);
(h) a statement or claim set out in column 4 of item 7 of the Table of Permitted Nutrient Content Statements and Claims respecting the subject “low in protein” set out in column 1;
(i) a declaration of the amount of protein in the nutrition facts table;
(j) a statement of the protein content of a food as required by paragraph B.24.103(c), subparagraph B.24.202(a)(ii), paragraph B.24.304(b) or B.25.057(1)(a) or subparagraph B.25.057(2)(c)(i) or (d)(i); or
(k) a statement that a food is not a source of protein.
(4) A representation referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that appears on the label of a food shall be
(a) in English and French; or
(b) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the food may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.
- SOR/88-559, s. 15
- SOR/90-830, s. 3(F)
- SOR/2003-11, s. 18
- SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)
- SOR/2021-57, s. 8
- SOR/2022-143, s. 17
- SOR/2022-168, s. 12
- SOR/2022-168, s. 52
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