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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.603 from 2006-03-22 to 2010-06-16:


 For greater certainty, a statement or claim set out in column 1 of the table following this section that is made on the label of or in any advertisement for a food may be preceded or followed by other words, numbers, signs or symbols, but none of those shall be interposed between the words, numbers, signs or symbols of the statement or claim.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemStatement or ClaimConditions — FoodConditions — Label or Advertisement
1
  • (1) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is sodium-free.”

  • (2) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is low in sodium.”

  • (3) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is a good source of potassium and is sodium-free.”

  • (4) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is a good source of potassium and is low in sodium.”

  • (5) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is high in potassium and is sodium-free.”

  • (6) “A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. (Naming the food) is high in potassium and is low in sodium.”

The food

  • (a) other than a vegetable or fruit, does not meet the conditions set out in column 2 of item 2 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in energy” set out in column 1;

  • (b) contains at least 10% of the weighted recommended nutrient intake of a vitamin or a mineral nutrient

  • (i) per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal;

  • (c) meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 19 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in saturated fatty acids” set out in column 1;

  • (d) contains 0.5% or less alcohol;

  • (e) meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 31 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “free of sodium or salt” set out in column 1, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (1), (3) or (5) set out in column 1 of this item;

  • (f) meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 32 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in sodium or salt” set out in column 1, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (2), (4) or (6) set out in column 1 of this item; and

  • (1) If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product, by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the nutrition facts table shall include the amount of potassium, in accordance with subsection B.01.402(2).

  • (2) If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a food that is not a prepackaged product, or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product that is not made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the label or advertisement shall include the amount of sodium and potassium per serving of stated size, in accordance with section B.01.602 if applicable.

  • (g) contains 350 mg or more of potassium, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (3), (4), (5) or (6) set out in column 1 of this item,

  • (i) per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal.

2
  • (1) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is a good source of calcium.”

  • (2) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is high in calcium.”

  • (3) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is an excellent source of calcium.”

  • (4) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is very high in calcium.”

  • (5) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.”

The food

  • (a) other than a vegetable or fruit, does not meet the conditions set out in column 2 of item 2 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in energy” set out in column 1;

  • (b) contains no more phosphorus, excluding that provided by phytate, than calcium;

  • (c) contains 0.5% or less alcohol;

  • (d) contains, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (1) or (2) set out in column 1 of this item,

  • (i) 200 mg or more of calcium per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) 300 mg or more of calcium per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal;

  • (e) contains, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (3), (4), (5) or (6) set out in column 1 of this item,

  • (i) 275 mg or more of calcium per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) 400 mg or more of calcium per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal; and

  • (1) If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product, by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the nutrition facts table shall include the amount of vitamin D and phosphorus, in accordance with subsection B.01.402(2).

  • (2) If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a food that is not a prepackaged product, or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product that is not made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the label or advertisement shall include the amount of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus per serving of stated size, in accordance with section B.01.602 if applicable.

  • (6) “A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (Naming the food) is very high in calcium and vitamin D.”

  • (f) contains 1.25 µg or more of vitamin D, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (5) or (6) set out in column 1 of this item,

  • (i) per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal.

3
  • (1) “A healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. (Naming the food) is free of saturated and trans fats.”

  • (2) “A healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. (Naming the food) is low in saturated and trans fats.”

The food

  • (a) other than a vegetable or fruit, does not meet the conditions set out in column 2 of item 2 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in energy” set out in column 1;

  • (b) contains at least 10% of the weighted recommended nutrient intake of a vitamin or a mineral nutrient

  • (i) per reference amount and per serving of stated size, or

  • (ii) per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal;

If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a food that is not a prepackaged product, or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product that is not made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the label or advertisement shall include the amount of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids per serving of stated size, in accordance with section B.01.602 if applicable.

  • (c) contains 100 mg or less of cholesterol per 100 g of food;

  • (d) contains 0.5% or less alcohol;

  • (e) if it is a fat or an oil, meets the conditions set out in

  • (i) column 2 of item 25 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids” set out in column 1,

  • (ii) column 2 of item 26 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “source of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids” set out in column 1, or

  • (iii) subparagraphs (i) and (ii);

  • (i) 480 mg or less of sodium per reference amount and per serving of stated size, and per 50 g if the reference amount is 30 g or 30 mL or less, or

  • (ii) 960 mg or less of sodium per serving of stated size, if the food is a prepackaged meal;

  • (g) meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 18 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “free of saturated fatty acids” set out in column 1, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (1) set out in column 1 of this item; and

  • (h) meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 19 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “low in saturated fatty acids” set out in column 1, if the label of or advertisement for the food carries statement or claim (2) set out in column 1 of this item.

4

“A healthy diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.”

The food

  • (a) is one of the following vegetables, fruit, or juice, and may contain only sweetening agents, food additives as permitted by these Regulations, salt, herbs, spices, seasonings or water:

  • (i) a fresh, frozen, canned or dried vegetable,

  • (ii) a fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit,

  • (iii) a vegetable or fruit juice, or

  • (iv) a combination of the foods set out in subparagraphs (i) to (iii);

  • (b) is not one of the following:

  • (i) potatoes, yams, cassava, plantain, corn, mushrooms, mature legumes and their juices,

  • (ii) vegetables or fruit used as condiments, garnishes or flavourings, including maraschino cherries, glacé fruit, candied fruit and onion flakes,

  • (iii) jams or jam-type spreads, marmalades, preserves and jellies,

  • (iv) olives, or

  • (v) powdered vegetables or fruit; and

  • (c) contains 0.5% or less alcohol.

5
  • (1) “Won’t cause cavities.”

  • (2) “Does not promote tooth decay.”

  • (3) “Does not promote dental caries.”

  • (4) “Non-cariogenic.”

The food is a chewing gum, hard candy or breath- freshening product that

  • (a) contains 0.25% or less starch, dextrins, mono-, di- and oligosaccharides or other fermentable carbohydrates combined; or

If the statement or claim is made on the label of or in the advertisement for a prepackaged product, by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, the nutrition facts table shall include the amount of sugar alcohols, if present, in accordance with subsection B.01.402(2).

  • (b) does not, if it contains more than 0.25% fermentable carbohydrates, lower plaque pH below 5.7 by bacterial fermentation during 30 minutes after consumption as measured by the indwelling plaque pH test, referred to in “Identification of Low Caries Risk Dietary Components” by T.N. Imfeld, Volume 11, Monographs in Oral Science, 1983.

  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • err.(F), Vol. 137, No. 5
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