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Version of section B.01.010.2 from 2016-12-14 to 2019-04-14:

  •  (1) In this section and in sections B.01.010.3 and B.01.010.4, sulphites means one or more food additives that are listed exclusively in column I of item 21 of the table to paragraph B.01.010(3)(b) and are present in a prepackaged product.

  • (2) For greater certainty, the definition sulphites in subsection (1) includes only sulphites that are present in the prepackaged product as a result of being added.

  • (3) If sulphites are present in a prepackaged product in a total amount of 10 parts per million or more and none are required to be shown in the list of ingredients under section B.01.008 or B.01.009, the sulphites must be shown on the label of the product in

    • (a) the list of ingredients; or

    • (b) the food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement that complies with the requirements of subsection B.01.010.3(1).

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to sulphites present in the prepackaged products referred to in paragraphs B.01.008(2)(a) to (e) unless a list of ingredients is shown on the product’s label.

  • (5) Subsection (3) does not apply to sulphites present in a prepackaged product for which a standard is prescribed by section B.02.130 or B.02.131 unless a list of ingredients is shown on the product’s label.

  • (6) Sulphites that are shown on a label of the product under subsection (3) must be shown as follows:

    • (a) if the sulphites are shown in the list of ingredients,

      • (i) by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”, or

      • (ii) individually by the applicable name set out in column I of item 21 of the table to paragraph B.01.010(3)(b), except that the name “sodium dithionite”, “sulphur dioxide” or “sulphurous acid” must be followed, in parentheses, by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”; or

    • (b) if the sulphites are shown in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”.

  • (7) Sulphites that are shown in the list of ingredients under paragraph (6)(a) must be shown as follows:

    • (a) sulphites that are a component of an ingredient that is shown in the list of ingredients must be shown either in parentheses immediately after the ingredient or at the end of that list where they may be shown in any order with the other ingredients that are shown at the end of that list in accordance with subsection B.01.008.2(4); and

    • (b) in all other cases, the sulphites must be shown at the end of the list of ingredients where they may be shown in any order with the other ingredients that are shown at the end of that list in accordance with subsection B.01.008.2(4).

  • (8) If sulphites are present in a prepackaged product in a total amount of 10 parts per million or more and any of them are required to be shown in the list of ingredients under section B.01.008 or B.01.009, in the case of sulphites shown individually by the name “sodium dithionite”, “sulphur dioxide” or “sulphurous acid”, that name must be followed, in parentheses, by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”.

  • (9) If the total amount of sulphites present in the prepackaged product is 10 parts per million or more, sulphites that are required to be shown in a list of ingredients under section B.01.008 or B.01.009 may also be shown on the label of the product in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement that complies with the requirements of subsection B.01.010.3(1).

  • (10) Despite subparagraph (6)(a)(ii) and subsection (8), if sulphites are shown individually in a list of ingredients, by the name “sodium dithionite”, “sulphur dioxide” or “sulphurous acid”, that name is not required to be followed, in parentheses, by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” if

    • (a) in the list of ingredients,

      • (i) the term “sulfite” or “sulphite” appears in the common name of another sulphite, or

      • (ii) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is shown in parentheses following another sulphite; or

    • (b) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is shown in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement on the label of the product.

  • SOR/2011-28, s. 4
  • SOR/2016-305, ss. 8, 72
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