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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.014 from 2016-12-14 to 2019-01-14:


 The label of a food, other than a sweetener, that contains aspartame shall carry the following information:

  • (a) subject to paragraph (b), a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food contains aspartame or is sweetened with aspartame, in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used in the numerical portion of the declaration of net quantity as required under section 14 of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations;

  • (b) in the case where other sweeteners are used in conjunction with aspartame, a statement on the principal display panel to the effect that the food

    • (i) contains aspartame and (naming the other sweeteners), or

    • (ii) is sweetened with aspartame and (naming the other sweeteners),

    in letters of at least the same size and prominence as the letters used in the numerical portion of the declaration of net quantity as required under section 14 of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations;

  • (c) a statement on any part of the label to the effect that aspartame contains phenylalanine; and

  • (d) a statement setting out the aspartame content expressed in milligrams per serving of stated size.

  • SOR/81-617, s. 2
  • SOR/88-559, s. 5
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 6
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)
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