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Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Regulations are current to 2022-01-12 and last amended on 2022-01-05. Previous Versions

PART BFoods (continued)

DIVISION 1 (continued)

Nutrition Labelling (continued)

Aggregate Format — Different Kinds of Foods — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age
[
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 38
]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if the nutrition facts table of a prepackaged product that is intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age includes separate information for each food or ingredient as provided in subsection B.01.406(2), paragraph B.01.406(3)(a) or subsection B.01.406(4), the nutrition facts table shall be set out in a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section and in respect of which the condition specified in column 2 is satisfied.

  • (2) If it is not possible to display, in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out

    • (a) in the case of a product described in subsection B.01.406(2) or (4), in

      • (i) the bilingual aggregate format in accordance with Figure 28.5(B) or 28.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats, or

      • (ii) a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, even though more than 15% of the available display surface would be required to display the nutrition facts table, or

    • (b) in the case of a product described in paragraph B.01.406(3)(a), in

      • (i) the bilingual aggregate format in accordance with Figure 28.5(B) or 28.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats,

      • (ii) a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, even though more than 15% of the available display surface would be required to display the nutrition facts table, or

      • (iii) a manner described in section B.01.466.

  • (3) For the purpose of this section, in determining whether a version of a nutrition facts table cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, the nutrition facts table shall include only the information that is required by these Regulations to be included for each food or ingredient for which separate information is set out in the table.

    TABLE

    PART 1

    Aggregate Format — Different Kinds of Foods — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    127.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    227.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    327.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    427.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    527.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    627.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Bilingual Aggregate Format — Different Kinds of Foods — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    128.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    228.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    328.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    428.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 39, 74
Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age
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  • SOR/2016-305, s. 40
]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if the nutrition facts table of a prepackaged product that is intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age includes separate information for different amounts of the food as provided in subsection B.01.406(8), the nutrition facts table shall be set out in a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section and in respect of which the condition specified in column 2 is satisfied.

  • (2) If it is not possible to display, in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, a nutrition facts table in any of the versions that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall be set out in

    • (a) the bilingual aggregate format in accordance with Figure 30.5(B) or 30.6(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats; or

    • (b) a version that is listed in column 1 of the table to this section, even though more than 15% of the available display surface would be required to display the nutrition facts table.

  • (3) For the purpose of this section, in determining whether a version of a nutrition facts table cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface of the prepackaged product, the nutrition facts table shall include only the information that is required by these Regulations to be included for each amount of the food for which separate information is set out in the table.

    TABLE

    PART 1

    Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    129.1(E) and (F)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    229.2(E) and (F)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    329.3(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    429.4(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    529.5(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 4 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
    629.6(E) and (F)The versions in items 1 to 5 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))

    PART 2

    Bilingual Aggregate Format — Different Amounts of Food — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Figure in Directory of NFT Formats (Version)Condition of use
    130.1(B)
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 8 points)
    230.2(B)The version in item 1 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points)
    330.3(B)The versions in items 1 and 2 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 7 points (condensed))
    430.4(B)The versions in items 1 to 3 cannot be displayed in accordance with these Regulations on 15% or less of the available display surface.
    (nutrients to be shown in a type size of not less than 6 points (condensed))
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 41, 74
Presentation of Additional Information — Infants Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One Year of Age
[
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 42
]
  •  (1) This section applies to a prepackaged product that is intended solely for infants six months of age or older but less than one year of age.

  • (2) If information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is included in a nutrition facts table that is set out in a version consisting of a table in English and a table in French or a table in English or French, that information shall be displayed

    • (a) in accordance with the order of presentation, the use of indents and the presentation of footnotes illustrated in Figures 33.1(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT Formats; and

    • (b) in respect of matters other than those referred to in paragraph (a), in accordance with the format that is specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats.

  • (3) If information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is included in a nutrition facts table that is set out in a version consisting of a table in both English and French, that information shall be displayed

    • (a) in accordance with the order of presentation, the use of indents and the presentation of footnotes illustrated in Figure 34.1(B) of the Directory of NFT Formats; and

    • (b) in respect of matters other than those referred to in paragraph (a), in accordance with the format that is specified in the applicable figure in the Directory of NFT Formats.

  • (4) Despite paragraph (2)(a), the use of indents illustrated in Figures 33.1(E) and (F) of the Directory of NFT Formats is not applicable if information referred to in column 1 of the table to section B.01.402 is set out in the linear format referred to in paragraph B.01.461(3)(c) or the simplified linear format referred to in paragraph B.01.462(3)(c).

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 43, 74
Alternative Methods of Presentation
  •  (1) Despite section A.01.016, the nutrition facts table of a prepackaged product that meets the condition specified in subsection B.01.454(3) or B.01.455(3), paragraph B.01.457(2)(b), subsection B.01.461(3) or B.01.462(3) or paragraph B.01.463(2)(b) may be set out on

    • (a) a tag attached to the package;

    • (b) a package insert;

    • (c) the inner side of a label;

    • (d) a fold-out label; or

    • (e) an outer sleeve, overwrap or collar.

  • (2) If the nutrition facts table is set out in a manner described in paragraph (1)(b) or (c), the outer side of the label of the package shall indicate in a type size of not less than 8 points where the nutrition facts table is located.

  • (3) If the nutrition facts table is set out in a manner described in subsection (1), it shall be set out

    • (a) in the case of a product described in subsection B.01.454(3), in a version that is described in paragraph B.01.454(3)(a), (b) or (c) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.454;

    • (b) in the case of a product described in subsection B.01.455(3), in a version that is described in paragraph B.01.455(3)(a), (b) or (c) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.455;

    • (c) in the case of a product described in paragraph B.01.457(2)(b), in a version that is described in subparagraph B.01.457(2)(b)(i) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.457;

    • (d) in the case of a product described in subsection B.01.461(3), in a version that is described in paragraph B.01.461(3)(a), (b) or (c) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.461;

    • (e) in the case of a product described in subsection B.01.462(3), in a version that is described in paragraph B.01.462(3)(a), (b) or (c) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.462; and

    • (f) in the case of a product described in paragraph B.01.463(2)(b), in a version that is described in subparagraph B.01.463(2)(b)(i) or that is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.463.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • SOR/2018-69, s. 3(F)
Small Packages
  •  (1) Despite section A.01.016 and subject to subsection (2), if the available display surface of a prepackaged product is less than 100 cm2, the label of the product need not carry a nutrition facts table if the outer side of the label contains an indication of how a purchaser or consumer may obtain the nutrition information that would otherwise be required to be set out in a nutrition facts table on the label of the product.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a prepackaged product that is

    • (a) described in paragraph B.01.401(3)(a), (b), (c) or (e); or

    • (b) contained in a package to which a label cannot be physically applied or on which information cannot be legibly set out and easily viewed by the purchaser or consumer under the customary conditions of purchase.

  • (2.1) However, subsection (1) applies to a prepackaged product that is referred to in paragraph B.01.401(3)(c) and subparagraph B.01.401(3)(e)(ii) and that meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 37 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “Free of sugars” set out in column 1 if

    • (a) the product does not contain an added vitamin or mineral nutrient;

    • (b) the energy value expressed in Calories per serving of stated size and the amount of sugar alcohols expressed in grams per serving of stated size are shown immediately following the list of ingredients or the food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, as defined in subsection B.01.010.1(1), or the declaration referred to in subsection B.01.010.4(1), if that statement or declaration appears on the label; and

    • (c) in the case of the product referred to in subparagraph B.01.401(3)(e)(ii), a statement or claim set out in column 4 of item 37 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “Free of sugars” set out in column 1 that appears on the label is

      • (i) legibly set out on the principal display panel,

      • (ii) in lower case letters except for the first letter of each word of the statement or claim, which may be an upper case letter,

      • (iii) of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used in the numerical portion of the declaration of net quantity as required under paragraph 229(1)(a) and subsections 229(2) and (3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, and

      • (iv) displayed in a colour contrasting with the background of the label.

  • (3) An indication referred to in subsection (1)

    • (a) shall be set out in a type size of not less than 8 points;

    • (b) shall include a postal address or a toll-free telephone number; and

    • (c) shall be

      • (i) in English and French, or

      • (ii) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the product may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.

  • (4) The manufacturer of the prepackaged product shall provide the information referred to in subsection (1) to a purchaser or consumer on request

    • (a) without charge;

    • (b) in the following manner, namely,

      • (i) in the official language in which the information is requested or, if specified by the purchaser or consumer, in both official languages, or

      • (ii) in one of the official languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the product may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language; and

    • (c) in the form of a nutrition facts table that is set out

      • (i) in a format, other than a horizontal format, that is specified in any of sections B.01.454 to B.01.459 or B.01.461 to B.01.464 and that would otherwise be carried on the label of the product in accordance with these Regulations, and

      • (ii) in a version of that format that is listed in column 1 of item 1 of any Part of the table to the applicable section referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • (5) In this section, official languages means the English language and the French language.

 
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