Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.502 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-01-14:

  •  (1) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, that characterizes the energy value of the food or the amount of a nutrient contained in the food.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) a representation otherwise provided for in these Regulations;

    • (b) a representation provided for by section 35 of the Processed Products Regulations;

    • (c) a representation provided for by subsection 94(4) of the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990;

    • (d) a representation that characterizes the amount of lactose in a food;

    • (e) a representation that characterizes the addition of salt to a food, other than any statement or claim set out in column 4 of the table following section B.01.513;

    • (f) a representation that characterizes the addition of sugars to a food, other than any statement or claim set out in column 4 of the table following section B.01.513;

    • (g) a representation that characterizes the amount of starch in a food, if the food is intended solely for children under two years of age;

    • (h) the representations “defatted (naming the food)”, “demineralized (naming the food)” and “high (naming the monosaccharide or disaccharide) (naming the syrup)”;

    • (i) a representation that characterizes the amount of a fatty acid in a vegetable oil and forms part of its common name;

    • (j) a representation that characterizes the amount of alcohol in beverages that contain more than 0.5% alcohol;

    • (k) the representation “light salted” with respect to fish; or

    • (l) the English representation “lean” with respect to a prepackaged meal represented for use in a weight reduction diet or a weight maintenance diet.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20.
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