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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.24.202 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:


 The label of a meal replacement or nutritional supplement shall

  • (a) show the following information per serving of stated size and per stated quantity of food, when prepared according to the directions for use:

    • (i) the energy value of the food, expressed in Calories (Calories or Cal) and kilojoules (kilojoules or kJ),

    • (ii) the protein, fat, linoleic acid, n-3 linolenic acid, saturated fatty acid and carbohydrate contents of the food, expressed in grams,

    • (iii) the vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin C, thiamin or vitamin B1, riboflavin or vitamin B2, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folacin and pantothenic acid or pantothenate contents of the food, expressed, in the case of a meal replacement, as a percentage of the recommended daily intake specified in column II of the table to Division 1 of Part D for that vitamin and, in the case of a nutritional supplement, in retinol equivalents (RE) for vitamin A, in niacin equivalents (NE) for niacin and in milligrams for vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin C, thiamin or vitamin B1, riboflavin or vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folacin and pantothenic acid or pantothenate,

    • (iv) the calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodide, magnesium and zinc contents of the food, expressed, in the case of a meal replacement, as a percentage of the recommended daily intake specified for that mineral nutrient in column II of the table to Division 2 of Part D and, in the case of a nutritional supplement, expressed in milligrams, and

    • (v) the biotin, copper, potassium, sodium, manganese, selenium, chromium and molybdenum contents of the food, expressed in milligrams;

  • (b) in the case of a meal replacement or a nutritional supplement to which milk, partially skim milk or skim milk is to be added, carry a statement that the nutrient content of the food has been determined taking into consideration the milk, partially skim milk or skim milk that will be added according to the directions for use;

  • (c) in the case of a meal replacement that is sold or advertised as a replacement for all daily meals in a weight reduction diet, include directions for use that would result in a daily energy intake of at least 900 kcal or 3 780 kJ;

  • (d) include the expiration date of the meal replacement or nutritional supplement;

  • (e) in the case of a meal replacement for use in a weight reduction diet, carry the statement “USEFUL IN WEIGHT REDUCTION ONLY AS PART OF AN ENERGY-REDUCED DIET / UTILE POUR PERDRE DU POIDS SEULEMENT DANS LE CADRE D’UN RÉGIME À TENEUR RÉDUITE EN ÉNERGIE” prominently displayed on the principal display panel; and

  • (f) in the case of a meal replacement for use in a weight reduction diet that is not represented as a replacement for all daily meals in a diet, include the information required under section B.24.204.

  • SOR/78-698, s. 9
  • SOR/88-559, s. 28
  • SOR/95-474, s. 5
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