Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations (C.R.C., c. 285)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-01-14. Previous Versions

PART IIPackaging and Labelling (continued)

Labelling (continued)

  • SOR/92-618, s. 8
  •  (1) Produce labels shall be applied in a manner that will ensure that the produce bears the label at the time the produce is sold to the consumer.

  • (2) Subject to section 12, the information required by these Regulations to be shown on produce labels shall be shown in such a manner that the information is easily legible by the consumer under normal or customary conditions of sale.

  • SOR/86-864, ss. 3, 26(E)
  • SOR/88-428, s. 26
  • SOR/94-510, s. 7
  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, the height of a letter means

    • (a) the height of an upper case letter where words appear in upper case; and

    • (b) the height of the lower case letter “o” where words appear in lower case or in a combination of upper and lower case.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), the letters and numerical quantities in the declaration of net quantity, the grade name, the registration number of the registered establishment and the country of origin shall be shown in bold-face type in letters and numerals of not less than the following height:

    • (a) 1/16 inch (1.6 millimetres), where the principal display surface of the container is not more than five square inches (32 square centimetres);

    • (b) 1/8 inch (3.2 millimetres), where the principal display surface of the container is more than five square inches (32 square centimetres) but not more than 40 square inches (258 square centimetres);

    • (c) 1/4 inch (6.4 millimetres), where the principal display surface of the container is more than 40 square inches (258 square centimetres) but not more than 100 square inches (645 square centimetres);

    • (d) 3/8 inch (9.5 millimetres), where the principal display surface of the container is more than 100 square inches (645 square centimetres) but not more than 400 square inches (25.8 square decimetres); and

    • (e) 1/2 inch (12.7 millimetres), where the principal display surface of the container is more than 400 square inches (25.8 square decimetres).

  • (3) Subject to subsection (5), all information required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of produce, other than the information referred to in subsection (2), shall be shown in print that is at least 1.6 mm in height.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/94-510, s. 8]

  • (5) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to

    • (a) a prepackaged product that is packaged from bulk on retail premises; or

    • (b) a prepackaged catch-weight product that is sold by a retailer.

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/94-510, s. 8]

  • SOR/86-864, s. 26(E)
  • SOR/88-193, s. 4
  • SOR/88-369, s. 4
  • SOR/88-428, ss. 4, 26
  • SOR/90-243, s. 4
  • SOR/94-510, s. 8
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 6

 Where the declaration of net quantity is in terms of metric units and Canadian units, those units shall be grouped together.

  •  (1) The net quantity of produce that is not required by these Regulations to be shown in terms of numerical count shall be shown

    • (a) where the produce is prepackaged, in terms of

      • (i) metric units and Canadian units, or

      • (ii) 25, 50, 125, 250, 500 or 750 grams or millilitres or whole number multiples of 500 grams or millilitres; or

    • (b) where the produce is not prepackaged, in terms of

      • (i) metric units,

      • (ii) Canadian units, or

      • (iii) metric units and Canadian units.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/88-428, s. 5]

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to

    • (a) a prepackaged product that is packaged from bulk on retail premises, or

    • (b) a prepackaged catch-weight product that is sold by a retailer

    if the net quantity is shown in terms of metric units or in terms of Canadian units.

  • SOR/88-369, s. 5
  • SOR/88-428, s. 5
  • SOR/94-510, s. 9

 [Repealed, SOR/94-510, s. 10]

 The declaration of net quantity on a closed container of tiered apples, peaches or pears shall be shown in terms of numerical count.

  • SOR/86-782, s. 1
  • SOR/86-864, s. 26(E)
  • SOR/88-369, s. 6
  • SOR/88-428, ss. 6, 26
  •  (1) The declaration of net quantity on a container of

    • (a) heads of cauliflower or lettuce,

    • (b) stalks of celery,

    • (c) ears of sweet corn, or

    • (d) greenhouse cucumbers of Canada No. 1 grade,

    shall be shown in terms of numerical count.

  • (2) Where Spanish type onions that have a diameter of at least three inches (76.2 mm) are packed as prepackaged products, the declaration of net quantity may be shown in terms of numerical count.

  • (3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(c), where ears of sweet corn are not packaged as prepackaged products, the declaration of net quantity may be shown in terms of volume measurement.

  • (4) Where cabbages are packed in containers other than bags, the declaration of net quantity may be shown in terms of numerical count or volume measurement.

  • SOR/80-204, s. 2
  • SOR/81-186, s. 3
  • SOR/84-887, s. 1
  • SOR/86-864, s. 26(E)
  • SOR/88-428, s. 26
  • SOR/90-243, s. 5

 Subject to section 19, where produce is packed in a bag, the net quantity shall be shown by weight.

 [Repealed, SOR/94-510, s. 11]

 Where a container of produce is packed in another container, the outer container need be marked only with

  • (a) the common name of the produce,

  • (b) the grade name, if any, established by these Regulations for the produce, except in the case of imported produce,

  • (c) the identity and principal place of business of the person by or for whom the produce was produced or packaged for resale, and

  • (d) the country of origin, in the case of imported produce, in accordance with subsection 10(11),

but where the produce or any of the information referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) is easily and clearly discernible in or on the inner container without opening the outer container, the same information is not required to be shown on the outer container.

  • SOR/79-144, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/80-466, s. 2
  • SOR/82-1048, s. 2
  • SOR/86-864, s. 26(E)
  • SOR/88-193, s. 5
  • SOR/88-428, s. 26
  • SOR/95-475, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-354, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 7

 A grade name established by these Regulations shall not be applied to apples displayed for sale in a retail store unless the variety of the apples is clearly indicated.

 When the size of produce is required by these Regulations to be shown on a label, it shall be shown immediately adjacent to the grade name in the same sized print as the grade name, in terms of

  • (a) metric units;

  • (b) Canadian units;

  • (c) metric units and Canadian units; or

  • (d) any of the word descriptions set out in Part II of Schedule I.

  • SOR/86-864, s. 5
  • SOR/88-369, s. 7
  • SOR/88-428, s. 7
  • SOR/94-718, s. 4
 
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