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Proposed document to be incorporated by reference into the Food and Drug Regulations

Pre-publication of Food Labelling Modernization regulatory amendments in the Canada Gazette, Part I

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) consulted on amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations stemming from the Food Labelling Modernization initiative. The proposed amendments were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a consultation period that ended on September 4, 2019.

This document is incorporated by reference into the Food and Drug Regulations and was also part of the Canada Gazette, Part I consultation.

Common Names for Ingredients and Components

Table 1 - Common Names for Specific Ingredients or Components

Item Column 1
Ingredient or component
Column 2
Common name
Column 3
Type of prepackaged product
1 any oil, fat or tallow described in section B.09.002 of Division 9, except lard, leaf or suet the name of the meat from which the oil, fat or tallow is obtained plus oil, fat or tallow all prepackaged products
2 shortening or margarine containing fats or oils, except shortening or margarine containing coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter shortening or margarine modified by vegetable oil or marine oil or by the common name of the vegetable, animal or marine oil or fat used all prepackaged products
3 shortening or margarine containing coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter shortening or margarine modified by the common name of the vegetable oil or fat used all prepackaged products
4 meat the name of the meat all prepackaged products
5 poultry meat the name of the poultry all prepackaged products
6 fish the name of the fish all prepackaged products
7 plant protein product the name of the plant plus protein product all prepackaged products
8 hydrolyzed plant protein hydrolyzed plus the name of the plant plus protein or hydrolysed plus the name of the plant plus protein all prepackaged products
9 any protein isolate the name of the source of the protein plus protein or the common name of the protein isolate all prepackaged products
10 any meat by-product described in section B.14.003, other than gelatin the name of the meat plus by-product or the name of the meat plus the name of the meat by-product all prepackaged products
11 any poultry meat by-product described in section B.22.003 the name of the poultry plus by-product or the name of the poultry plus the name of the poultry meat by-product all prepackaged products
12 any oil or fat referred to in section B.09.002 that has been hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, including tallow, but not including lard “hydrogenated” plus the name of the meat from which the oil, fat or tallow is obtained, plus oil, fat or tallow all prepackaged products
13 any oil or fat referred to in section B.09.002 of Division 9, including tallow, that has been modified by the complete or partial removal of a fatty acid modified plus the name of the meat from which the oil, fat or tallow is obtained, plus oil, fat or tallow all prepackaged products
14 one or more vegetable fats or oils, except coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter, that have been hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated hydrogenated vegetable oil or hydrogenated vegetable fat or hydrogenated plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
15 coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter that has been hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated hydrogenated plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
16 one or more marine fats or oils that have been hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated hydrogenated marine oil or hydrogenated marine fat or hydrogenated plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
17 one or more vegetable fats or oils, except coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter, that have been modified by the complete or partial removal of a fatty acid modified vegetable oil or modified vegetable fat or modified plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
18 coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter that has been modified by the complete or partial removal of a fatty acid modified plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
19 one or more marine fats or oils that have been modified by the complete or partial removal of a fatty acid modified marine oil or modified plus the specific name of the oil or fat all prepackaged products
20 starch the name of the plant plus starch all prepackaged products
21 modified starch modified plus the name of the plant plus starch all prepackaged products
22 lecithin the name of the source of the lecithin plus lecithin all prepackaged products
23 crustacean the name of the crustacean all prepackaged products
24 shellfish the name of the shellfish all prepackaged products

Table 2 - Common Names for Ingredients or Components When Those of the Class are Not Shown Separately

Item Column 1
Ingredient or component
Column 2
Common name
Column 3
Type of prepackaged product
1 one or more vegetable fats or oils, except coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter vegetable oil or vegetable fat all prepackaged products
2 one or more marine fats or oils marine oil all prepackaged products
3 one or more seasonings, other than those set out in item 6 and salt added separately, if the total weight of these seasonings is no more than two per cent of the total weight of the ingredients used in the manufacture of the prepackaged product Table Note 1 seasonings Table Note 1 all prepackaged products
4 one or more substances prepared for their flavouring properties and produced from animal or vegetable raw materials or from food constituents derived solely from animal or vegetable raw materials flavour All prepackaged products
5 one or more substances prepared for their flavouring properties and derived in whole or in part from components obtained by chemical synthesis artificial flavour, imitation flavour or simulated flavour all prepackaged products
6

one or more spices, seasonings or herbs except salt Table Note 2

one or more spices or herbs

spices, seasonings or herbs Table Note 2

spice, spices, mixed spices, herbs, mixed herbs or seasonings, in any combination

all prepackaged products
7 any of the following in liquid, concentrated, dry, frozen or reconstituted form, namely, butter, buttermilk, butter oil, milk fat, cream, milk, partly skimmed milk, skim milk and any other component of milk the chemical composition of which has not been altered and that exists in the food in the same chemical state in which it is found in milk milk ingredients all prepackaged products
7.1 any of the following in liquid, concentrated, dry, frozen or reconstituted form, namely, calcium reduced skim milk (obtained by the ion exchange process), casein, caseinates, cultured milk products, milk serum proteins, ultrafiltered milk, whey, whey butter, whey cream and any other component of milk the chemical state of which has been altered from that in which it is found in milk modified milk ingredients all prepackaged products
7.2 one or more ingredients or components set out in item 7 combined with any one or more ingredients or components set out in item 7.1 modified milk ingredients all prepackaged products
8 any combination of disodium phosphate, monosodium phosphate, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium tripolyphosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate and sodium acid pyrophosphate sodium phosphate or sodium phosphates all prepackaged products
9 one or more species of bacteria bacterial culture all prepackaged products
10 one or more species of mould mold culture or mould culture all prepackaged products
11 preparation containing rennin rennet all prepackaged products
12 milk coagulating enzymes from Aspergillus oryzae RET-1 (pBoel777), Endothia parasitica, Rhizomucor miehei (Cooney and Emerson) (previous name: Mucor miehei (Cooney and Emerson)) or Mucor pusillus Lindt microbial enzyme all prepackaged products
13 one or more substances the function of which is to impart flavour and that are obtained solely from the plant or animal source after which the flavour is named the name of the plant or animal source plus the word "flavour" all prepackaged products
14 toasted wheat crumbs made by cooking a dough prepared with flour and water, which may be unleavened, or chemically or yeast leavened, and which otherwise complies with the standard prescribed by Section B.13.021 or B.13.022 toasted wheat crumbs all prepackaged products
5 that portion of chewing gum, other than the coating, that does not impart sweetness, flavour or colour gum base all prepackaged products
16 sugar, liquid sugar, invert sugar or liquid invert sugar, singly or in combination sugar all prepackaged products
17 glucose syrups and isomerized glucose syrups, singly or in combination, where the fructose fraction does not exceed 60 per cent of the sweetener on a dry basis glucose-fructose all prepackaged products
18 glucose syrups and isomerized glucose syrups, singly or in combination, where the fructose fraction exceeds 60 per cent of the sweetener on a dry basis fructose syrup all prepackaged products
19 sugar or glucose-fructose, singly or in combination sugar/glucose-fructose all prepackaged products
20 water to which carbon dioxide is added carbonated water all prepackaged products
21 one or more of the following food additives, namely, potassium bisulphite, potassium metabisulphite, sodium bisulphite, sodium dithionite, sodium metabisulphite, sodium sulphite, sulphur dioxide and sulphurous acid sulfites, sulfiting agents, sulphites or sulphiting agents all prepackaged products
22 demineralized water or water otherwise treated to remove hardness or impurities, or fluoridated or chlorinated water water all prepackaged products
23 wine vinegar, spirit vinegar, alcohol vinegar, white vinegar, grain vinegar, malt vinegar, cider vinegar or apple vinegar, singly or in combination vinegar all prepackaged products

Table Notes

Table note 1

Comes into force on December 14, 2022

Return to table note 1  referrer

Table note 2

Ceases to have effect on December 13, 2022

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