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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Version of section 284 from 2022-06-21 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Exception — omission or substitution of ingredient or component

  •  (1) In the case where it is an acceptable manufacturing practice for a licence holder to omit, from an edible meat product that is not prepackaged, any food that is ordinarily an ingredient of the meat product or a component of the ingredient, or substitute in whole or in part, in an edible meat product that is not prepackaged, any food for a food that is ordinarily an ingredient or a component of the ingredient, the list of ingredients on the label of the meat product may, for the 12‑month period beginning at the time the label is applied or attached to the edible meat product, show as ingredients of the meat product or components of the ingredients the food that may be omitted or substituted, if

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

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

    • (c) the food that may be omitted or substituted is grouped with foods of the same class of foods that are used as ingredients or components in the product and the foods within each of the groups of foods are listed in descending order of the proportion by weight in which they are likely to be used during the 12‑month period.

  • Marginal note:Exception — varying proportions

    (2) In the case where it is an acceptable manufacturing practice for a licence holder to vary the proportions of ingredients of an edible meat product that is not prepackaged or components of the ingredients, the list of ingredients on the label of the edible meat product may, for the 12‑month period beginning at the time the label is applied or attached to the meat product, 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 by weight in which they are likely to be used during the 12‑month period.

  • SOR/2022-144, s. 43

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