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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.02.130 from 2019-04-15 to 2023-01-25:

  •  [S]. (1) Beer

    • (a) shall be the product of the alcoholic fermentation by yeast, or a mixture of yeast and other micro-organisms, an infusion of barley or wheat malt and hops or hop extract in potable water;

    • (b) shall contain at most 4% of residual sugars; and

    • (c) may have added to it during the course of manufacture any of the following ingredients:

      • (i) cereal grain,

      • (ii) honey, maple syrup, fruit, fruit juice or any other source of carbohydrates,

      • (iii) herbs and spices,

      • (iv) salt,

      • (v) flavouring preparations,

      • (vi) pre-isomerized hop extract,

      • (vii) reduced isomerized hop extract, and

      • (viii) food additives to which a marketing authorization applies and that are set out in the Lists of Permitted Food Additives published on the Health Canada website.

  • (2) The name of any flavouring preparation added to a beer shall form part of the common name of the beer.

  • SOR/88-418, s. 2
  • SOR/92-92, s. 1
  • SOR/96-483, s. 1
  • SOR/2006-91, s. 3
  • SOR/2019-98, s. 3
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