B.21.007. [S]. Fish binder for use in or upon prepared fish or prepared meat shall be filler with any combination of salt, sugar, dextrose, glucose, spices and other seasonings.
B.21.008. No person shall sell filler or a fish binder represented for use in fish products either by label or in any advertisement unless the label carries adequate directions for use in accordance with the limits provided in section B.21.020.
B.21.009. Powdered hydrogenated cottonseed oil in an amount not greater than 0.25 per cent of the product may be applied as a release agent to the surface of marine and fresh water animal products.
- SOR/2010-142, s. 59(F).
B.21.020. No person shall sell prepared fish or prepared meat that contains more than
(a) that amount of filler, fish binder or other ingredients that is represented by four per cent reducing sugars, calculated as dextrose, as determined by official method FO-32, Determination of Fillers, Binders and Dextrose Equivalent, October 15, 1981; and
(b) 70 per cent moisture where such prepared fish contains filler.
- SOR/82-768, s. 63.
B.21.021. [S]. Preserved fish or preserved meat shall be cooked or uncooked fish or meat that is dried, salted, pickled, cured or smoked and may contain a Class I preservative, a Class II preservative, dextrose, glucose, spices, sugar and vinegar, and
(a) dried fish that has been smoked or salted, and cold-processed smoked and salted fish paste may contain sorbic acid or its salts;
(b) smoked fish may contain food colour;
(c) packaged fish and meat products that are marinated or otherwise cold-processed may contain saunderswood (sandalwood), benzoic acid or its salts, methyl-p-hydroxy benzoate and propyl-p-hydroxy benzoate;
(d) salted anchovy, salted scad and salted shrimp may contain erythrosine in such amount as will result in the finished product containing not more than 125 parts per million of erythrosine; and
(e) comminuted products may contain tragacanth gum at a level of use not exceeding 0.75 per cent.
- SOR/95-493, s. 2;
- SOR/97-562, s. 4(F);
- SOR/2007-76, s. 5;
- SOR/2011-280, s. 10.
B.21.022. and B.21.023. [Repealed, SOR/79-252, s. 4]
B.21.024. Notwithstanding section B.21.020 lobster paste shall not contain more than two per cent filler or fish binder.
B.21.025. No person shall sell marine and fresh water animals, or marine and fresh water animal products, that are packed in a container that has been sealed to exclude air and that are smoked or to which liquid smoke flavour or liquid smoke flavour concentrate has been added, unless
(a) the container has been heat-processed after sealing at a temperature and for a time sufficient to destroy all spores of the species Clostridium botulinum;
(b) the contents of the container contain not less than nine per cent salt, as determined by official method FO-38, Determination of Salt in Smoked Fish, dated March 15, 1985;
(c) the contents of the container are customarily cooked before eating; or
(d) the contents of the container are frozen and the principal display panel of the label of the container carries the statement “Keep Frozen Prior to Use” in the same size type used for the common name of the contents of the container.
- SOR/80-13, s. 10;
- SOR/82-566, s. 5;
- SOR/82-768, s. 64;
- SOR/89-198, s. 17;
- SOR/94-567, s. 4.
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