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Labelling requirements for honey

As per the definition of honey (definition), this section summarizes the labelling requirements that apply to imported pure honey, as well as to honey that is manufactured, processed, preserved, graded, packaged or labelled in Canada for interprovincial trade and for export.  In some cases, the labelling requirements would also apply when it is intraprovincially traded.

Honey is subject to the provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), as well as those of the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR).

When sold intraprovincially, honey is subject to the labelling requirements under the FDA and FDR, as well as specific requirements of the SFCA and SFCR that apply to prepackaged foods sold in Canada, regardless of the level of trade. Provincial regulations may also have labelling requirements that apply when this product is sold within that province.

The labelling requirements detailed in the following section are specific to honey. Refer to the Industry Labelling Tool for core labelling and voluntary claims and statements requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.

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