Labelling requirements for fresh fruits and vegetables
Name and principal place of business - fresh fruits or vegetables
The name and principal place of business of the person (definition) by or for whom prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables are manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled must be declared on the label. This information must be shown on any part of the label except for the bottom. It may however be shown on the bottom if it is also shown elsewhere on the label, or if it is on an ornamental container [218(1)(b) and (2), 227(2), SFCR; B.01.005(1), (2) and (3), B.01.007(1.1)(a), FDR].
Consumer prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables that are packaged at retail in a way that they are visible and identifiable in the container are not required to be labelled with the name and principal place of business of the responsible party on their labels [220, SFCR; B.01.007(2), FDR].
The name and principal place of business should be complete in order to allow communication in writing with the responsible party. Additional descriptive wording, such as "Packed for" or "Packed by", is optional. Providing additional information such as telephone number, e-mail address, website, etc., is at the discretion of the responsible party.
The name and principal place of business may be shown in only one official language for all prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables, including those that are consumer prepackaged [205(1), 206(1), SFCR; B.01.012(9), FDR].
However if wording such as "Packed by", "Packed for", etc., is displayed with the name and address on the label of consumer prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables, this optional wording must appear in both official languages. If this wording appears on prepackaged other than consumer prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables, it may be in only one language.
The name and principal place of business on prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables must be clearly and prominently shown and readily discernible and legible [208, SFCR; A.01.016, FDR]. On consumer prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables, this information must be in characters that are at least 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) in height, based on the height of the lower case letter "o" (or the height of an upper case letter, if shown in upper case only) [210(2), 211, SFCR].
For more information, refer to Name and Principal Place of Business.
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