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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.311 from 2016-12-14 to 2019-08-28:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall, on the label of or in any advertisement for a food, make a representation, express or implied, concerning the action or effect of the food’s energy value or of a nutrient contained in the food.

  • (2) The label of or advertisement for a food may carry a statement or claim set out in column 1 of the table following section B.01.603.

  • (3) Subject to section B.01.312, the label of or advertisement for a food may carry a statement or claim to the effect that the food’s energy value or a nutrient contained in the food is generally recognized as an aid in maintaining the functions of the body necessary to the maintenance of good health and normal growth and development.

  • (4) If a statement or claim described in subsection (3) concerns a nutrient not listed in column 1 of the tables to sections B.01.401 and B.01.402, the amount of the nutrient contained in the food must be expressed on any part of the label in grams per serving of stated size.

  • (5) A statement or claim referred to in subsection (2) or (3) 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. 20
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 75(F)
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