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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.301 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:

  •  (1) No person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, other than in the nutrition facts table, if any, include a declaration of the food’s energy value or the amount of a nutrient contained in the food unless it is declared in the following manner, per serving of stated size:

    • (a) in the case of the energy value, in Calories;

    • (b) in the case of a vitamin set out in column I of Table I to Division 1 of Part D or a mineral nutrient set out in column I of Table I to Division 2 of Part D, in the units specified in that column;

    • (c) in the case of sodium, potassium or cholesterol, in milligrams;

    • (d) in the case of the mineral ion content of prepackaged water or ice, in parts per million; and

    • (e) in any other case, in grams.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a person may, on the label of a food or in any advertisement for a food, other than in the nutrition facts table, if any, include a declaration of the percentage of the daily value of a nutrient contained in the food if

    • (a) the nutrient is listed in column 1 of the table to section B.01.401 or the table to section B.01.402;

    • (b) the percentage of the daily value of the nutrient is required or permitted to be declared in the nutrition facts table; and

    • (c) the percentage of the daily value of the nutrient is declared per serving of stated size.

  • (3) A declaration referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that appears on the label of a food shall be

    • (a) in English and French; or

    • (b) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the food may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.

  • SOR/88-559, s. 15
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 16
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