Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.503 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:

  •  (1) A person may, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a statement or claim set out in column 4 of the table following section B.01.513, with respect to a subject set out in column 1, if

    • (a) the food meets the applicable conditions set out in column 2;

    • (b) the label or advertisement meets the conditions, if any, set out in column 3, in accordance with sections B.01.504 to B.01.506; and

    • (c) in the case of a food that is not a prepackaged product, or a prepackaged product for which an advertisement is not made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the label or advertisement includes, per serving of stated size, and in accordance with section B.01.505 or B.01.506 if applicable,

      • (i) the declaration of the energy value, if the energy value is the subject of the statement or claim, or

      • (ii) the amount of the nutrient, if a nutrient is the subject of the statement or claim.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), no person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food that is intended solely for children under two years of age, make a statement or claim set out in column 4 of the table following section B.01.513, unless it is a statement or claim respecting one of the following subjects set out in column 1:

    • (a) “source of protein”, set out in item 8;

    • (b) “excellent source of protein”, set out in item 9;

    • (c) “more protein”, set out in item 10;

    • (d) “no added sodium or salt”, set out in item 35; or

    • (e) “no added sugars”, set out in item 40.

  • (3) If a statement or claim set out in column 4 of the table following section B.01.513 is made on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, all the words, numbers, signs or symbols that constitute the statement or claim shall be of the same size and prominence.

  • (4) In the English version of the statements or claims, the word “fibre” may be spelled as “fiber”.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20.
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