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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Version of section 286 from 2019-01-15 to 2022-06-20:

Marginal note:Prepackaged edible meat products

 The label of a prepackaged edible meat product must bear on the principal display panel

  • (a) a declaration of net quantity, in metric units, shown in the manner required by sections 233 to 236 and 239 as if it were a consumer prepackaged food;

  • (b) a statement that indicates that the meat product must be kept refrigerated or kept frozen, as the case may be, unless the meat product

    • (i) is in a hermetically sealed package and is commercially sterile,

    • (ii) is dried to attain a water activity of 0.85 or less,

    • (iii) has a pH of 4.6 or less,

    • (iv) is packaged in salt or a saturated salt solution, or

    • (v) is fermented and has a pH of 5.3 or less, and a water activity of 0.90 or less, at the end of the fermentation;

  • (c) in the case of a poultry carcass that is dressed or partially dressed, the expressions “With Giblets” and “avec abats” or “avec abattis”, if giblets are packaged with the poultry carcass and it has been graded; and

  • (d) in the case of a carcass of a chicken or young duck that is dressed or partially dressed or a portion of such a carcass, the expression “May Contain Kidneys” or “peut contenir les reins”, if the kidneys have not been removed or it may contain kidneys.

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