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Proposed consequential amendments: Canadian Standards of Identity: Volume 5 – Honey

Notice

On November 4, 2023, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I the Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning Food Additives, Compositional Standards, Microbiological Criteria and Methods of Analysis. As part of this initiative, the following volume of the Canadian Standards of Identity is proposed to be amended to replace references to a section of the Food and Drug Regulations with a reference to the proposed Canadian Food Compositional Standards.

How to provide comments on this document

To learn more about this regulatory proposal, including how to provide feedback on this document, please go to Consultation on the proposed Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning Food Additives and Compositional Standards, Microbiological Criteria and Methods of Analysis for Food.

Date published: November 4, 2023

Honey

1. Honey is the food that meets the standard set out in subsection 15.1.16(1) of Volume 15 of the Canadian Food Compositional Standards and

  1. if it is derived mainly from the nectar of blossoms, meets the standard set out in subsections 15.1.16(2) and (3) of Volume 15 of the Canadian Food Compositional Standards; or
  2. if it is derived from secretions of living plants or from secretions on living plants, meets the standard set out in subsection 15.1.16(4) of Volume 15 of the Canadian Food Compositional Standards.
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