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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2022-07-25 and last amended on 2022-07-21. Previous Versions

PART 7Packaging and Labelling (continued)

Labelling — Cannabis Products (continued)

Marginal note:Edible cannabis — not in discrete units

  •  (1) In the case of edible cannabis — or a cannabis accessory that contains edible cannabis — that is not in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) if the edible cannabis is in solid form, its net weight, in grams, and in any other case, its net volume, in millilitres;

    • (b) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, in the edible cannabis, preceded by “THC”;

    • (c) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that the edible cannabis could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

    • (d) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, in the edible cannabis, preceded by “CBD”;

    • (e) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that the edible cannabis could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

    • (f) a list of the ingredients of the edible cannabis, including constituents, if any;

    • (g) the source of any food allergen or gluten present in the edible cannabis, except as a result of cross-contamination,

      • (i) in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, if the food allergen or gluten

        • (A) is, or is present in, an ingredient that is not shown in the list of ingredients, but is not a constituent of that ingredient or present in a constituent of that ingredient, or

        • (B) is, or is present in, a constituent and neither the constituent nor the ingredient in which it is present is shown in the list of ingredients, or

      • (ii) in all other cases, either in the list of ingredients or in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement;

    • (h) the sulphites that are present in the edible cannabis in an amount of 10 p.p.m. or more,

      • (i) if at least one sulphite is required to be shown in the list of ingredients under these Regulations, in the list of ingredients, or in the list of ingredients and in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, or

      • (ii) in any other case, in the list of ingredients, in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement or in both;

    • (i) a nutrition facts table that contains only the information set out in column 1 of the table to section 132.22, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in the unit set out in column 3 and in the manner set out in column 4;

    • (j) the common name of the cannabis product;

    • (k) if the edible cannabis is irradiated under section 102.6, the symbol set out in subsection B.01.035(5) of the Food and Drug Regulations and one of the following statements or a statement that has the same meaning:

      • (i) “treated with radiation”,

      • (ii) “treated by irradiation”, or

      • (iii) “irradiated”; and

    • (l) if an irradiated food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations is an ingredient or constituent of the edible cannabis and constitutes 10% or more of the edible cannabis, the statement “irradiated” preceding any mention of the ingredient or constituent on the label.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label in accordance with paragraph (1)(c) must not exceed 10 mg.

  • Marginal note:Ingredient not required to be listed

    (3) Despite paragraph (1)(f), if one or more constituents of an ingredient are required by these Regulations to be listed in a list of ingredients, the ingredient is not required to be listed if all constituents of the ingredient are shown in the list by their common names and in accordance with subparagraphs 132.21(1)(c)(i) and (ii).

  • Marginal note:Risk of cross-contamination

    (4) Despite paragraph (1)(g), the source of a food allergen or gluten must be shown on the label if it includes a declaration alerting consumers that, due to a risk of cross-contamination, the edible cannabis may contain the source of a food allergen or gluten.

Marginal note:Durable life date required

  •  (1) In the case of edible cannabis having a durable life of 90 days or less, the durable life date must be shown on the label of any container in which the edible cannabis is packaged.

  • Marginal note:Format of durable life date

    (2) Any durable life date on the label of any container in which edible cannabis is packaged must be shown in accordance with subsections B.01.007(4) and (5) of the Food and Drug Regulations.

Marginal note:List of ingredients – edible cannabis

  •  (1) The list of ingredients of edible cannabis — or of a cannabis accessory that contains edible cannabis — must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) the word “Ingredients” in the English version and the word “Ingrédients” in the French version must appear at the beginning of the list;

    • (b) no intervening printed, written or graphic material is to appear between the word referred to in paragraph (a) and the first ingredient in the list;

    • (c) the ingredients and constituents must be

      • (i) set out in descending order of their proportion of the edible cannabis by weight, determined before the ingredients and the constituents are combined to form the edible cannabis,

      • (ii) separated from other ingredients or constituents by a comma, and

      • (iii) set out by the applicable name set out in column 2 of Table 1 of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document or, if none applies, by their common name;

    • (d) the constituents of an ingredient must be shown

      • (i) set out in parentheses, immediately after the ingredient, unless the source of a food allergen or gluten is set out immediately after the ingredient, in which case the constituent of the ingredient must be set out immediately after that source,

      • (ii) set out in descending order of their proportion of the ingredient by weight, determined before they are combined to form the edible cannabis, and

      • (iii) separated from other constituents by a comma;

    • (e) the source of a food allergen or gluten must be

      • (i) set out in parentheses,

      • (ii) set out immediately after an ingredient that is shown in that list, if the food allergen or gluten

        • (A) is the ingredient,

        • (B) is present in the ingredient, but is not a constituent of or present in a constituent of that ingredient, or

        • (C) is, or is present in, a constituent of the ingredient and the constituent is not shown in the list of ingredients,

      • (iii) set out immediately after the constituent that is shown in the list, if the food allergen or gluten is that constituent or is present in that constituent, and

      • (iv) separated by a comma from other sources of a food allergen or gluten that is shown for the same ingredient or constituent;

    • (f) sulphites must be shown

      • (i) set out by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”, or individually by the applicable name set out in the applicable item, column 1 of the applicable Table of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document,

      • (ii) in the case of the name “sodium dithionite”, “sulphur dioxide” or “sulphurous acid”, set out by that name, followed by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” in parentheses, unless

        • (A) the word “sulfite” or “sulphite” appears in the common name of another sulphite in the list,

        • (B) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is set out in parentheses following another sulphite in the list, or

        • (C) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is shown in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement on the label, and

      • (iii) set out at the end of the list where they may be shown in any order with the other ingredients that are shown at the end of that list in accordance with subsection (3) or in parentheses immediately after the ingredient of which they are a constituent; and

    • (g) if the edible cannabis contains one or more sugars-based ingredients,

      • (i) the word “Sugars” in the English version of the list and the word “Sucres” in the French version of the list must appear

        • (A) despite subparagraph (c)(i), in descending order of the proportion of all the sugars-based ingredients in the edible cannabis by weight, determined before they are combined to form the edible cannabis, and

        • (B) separated from other ingredients by a comma, and

      • (ii) each sugars-based ingredient must be shown

        • (A) set out in parentheses, immediately following the word “Sugars” in the English version of the list and the word “Sucres” in the French version of the list,

        • (B) set out in descending order of its proportion of the edible cannabis by weight, determined before it is combined to form the edible cannabis, and

        • (C) separated from other sugars-based ingredients by a comma.

  • Marginal note:Exception — ingredients and constituents shown collectively

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), the ingredients and the constituents set out in column 1 of Table 2 of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document may be shown collectively in the list of ingredients by the common name set out in column 2 of that Table, unless one of the ingredients or constituents in column 1 is shown separately in the list of ingredients by its common name.

  • Marginal note:Exception — ingredients at the end of the list

    (3) Despite subparagraph (1)(c)(i), the ingredients referred to in subsection B.01.008.2(4) of the Food and Drug Regulations, regardless of their proportion, may be listed at the end of the list of ingredients, in any order.

  • Marginal note:Exception — source of food allergen or gluten

    (4) Despite paragraph (1)(e), the source of the food allergen or gluten is not required to be set out in parentheses immediately after the ingredient or constituent, as the case may be, if the source of the food allergen or gluten appears

    • (a) in the list of ingredients

      • (i) as part of the common name of the ingredient or constituent, or

      • (ii) in parentheses, in accordance with subparagraph (1)(e)(i), immediately after another ingredient or constituent; or

    • (b) in the food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement.

Marginal note:Nutrition facts table

  •  (1) The percentage of the daily value for a nutrient shown in the nutrition facts table on the label of any container in which edible cannabis is packaged must be established on the basis of the amount, by weight, of the nutrient per immediate container of edible cannabis, rounded off in the applicable manner set out in column 4 of the table to this section.

  • Marginal note:Not a significant source of a nutrient

    (2) Information with respect to a nutrient set out in column 1 of the table to this section that may be expressed as “0” in the nutrition facts table may be omitted from that table if it includes the statement “Not a significant source of (naming each nutrient that is omitted from the nutrition facts table in accordance with this subsection)”.

  • Marginal note:Presentation

    (3) Despite section 130, the nutrition facts table must be presented in accordance with the format specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats for Edible Cannabis, as amended from time to time and published by the Government of Canada on its website, having regard to matters such as order of presentation, dimensions, spacing and use of upper and lower case letters and bold type.

    TABLE

    Information to be Included in the Nutrition Facts Table

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    InformationDescriptionUnitManner of expression
    1Immediate container size“Per container (naming the amount of edible cannabis in the immediate container)”The size is expressed per immediate container in grams or millilitres.

    The size is rounded off

    • (a) if it is 0.1 g or more or 0.1 mL or more but less than 10 g or 10 mL, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g or 0.1 mL; and

    • (b) if it is 10 g or more or 10 mL or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g or 1 mL.

    2Energy value“Calories”, “Total Calories” or “Calories, Total”The value is expressed in calories per immediate container.

    The value is rounded off

    • (a) if it is less than 5 calories, to the nearest multiple of 1 calorie;

    • (b) if it is 5 calories or more but not more than 50 calories, to the nearest multiple of 5 calories; and

    • (c) if it is more than 50 calories, to the nearest multiple of 10 calories.

    3Amount of fat“Fat”, “Total Fat” or “Fat, Total”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in grams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

      • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 g”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    4Amount of saturated fatty acids“Saturated Fat”, “Saturated Fatty Acids”, “Saturated” or “Saturates”The amount is expressed in grams per immediate container.

    The amount is rounded off

    • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

    • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

    • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    5Amount of trans fatty acids“Trans Fat”, “Trans Fatty Acids” or “Trans”The amount is expressed in grams per immediate container.

    The amount is rounded off

    • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

    • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

    • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    6The sum of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids“Saturated Fat + Trans Fat”, “Saturated Fatty Acids + Trans Fatty Acids”, “Saturated + Trans” or “Saturates + Trans”The sum is expressed as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    The percentage is rounded off

    • (a) if the amounts of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids are declared as “0 g”, to 0%; and

    • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    7Amount of cholesterol“Cholesterol”The amount is expressed in milligrams per immediate container.The amount is rounded off to the nearest multiple of 5 mg.
    8Amount of sodium“Sodium”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in milligrams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 1 mg;

      • (b) if it is 5 mg or more but not more than 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg; and

      • (c) if it is more than 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 mg”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    9Amount of carbohydrate“Carbohydrate”, “Total Carbohydrate” or “Carbohydrate, Total”The amount is expressed in grams per immediate container.

    The amount is rounded off

    • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to 0 g; and

    • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    10Amount of fibre“Fibre”, “Fiber”, “Dietary Fibre” or “Dietary Fiber”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in grams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to 0 g; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 g”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    11Amount of sugars“Sugars”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in grams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to 0 g; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 g”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    12Amount of protein“Protein”The amount is expressed in grams per immediate container.

    The amount is rounded off

    • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g; and

    • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

    13Amount of potassium“Potassium”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in milligrams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 5 mg, to 0 mg;

      • (b) if it is 5 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg;

      • (c) if it is 50 mg or more but less than 250 mg, to the nearest multiple of 25 mg; and

      • (d) if it is 250 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 50 mg.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 mg”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    14Amount of calcium“Calcium”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in milligrams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 5 mg, to 0 mg;

      • (b) if it is 5 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg;

      • (c) if it is 50 mg or more but less than 250 mg, to the nearest multiple of 25 mg; and

      • (d) if it is 250 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 50 mg.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 mg”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

    15Amount of iron“Iron”

    The amount is expressed

    • (a) in milligrams per immediate container; and

    • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per immediate container.

    • (1) The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.05 mg, to 0 mg;

      • (b) if it is 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 mg;

      • (c) if it is 0.5 mg or more but less than 2.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 mg; and

      • (d) if it is 2.5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 mg.

    • (2) The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 mg”, to 0%; and

      • (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%.

 
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