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Labelling requirements for honey
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Summary table of labelling requirements for consumer prepackaged honey

Requirements Type height Location on label Language

Common name: "Honey"

"Honey" only or accompanied with the name of the blossom

218(1)(a), SFCR

B.01.006(1), FDR

minimum 1.6 mm

210(2), SFCR

principal display panel

218(1)(a), SFCR

B.01.006(1), FDR

English and French

206(1), SFCR

B.01.012, FDR

Net quantity: g or kg

Standard container sizes:

150 g or less, 250 g, 375 g, 500 g, 750 g, 1 kg, 1.5 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg, 5 kg

189(1), 221, 231(a), 232, Item 1, Table 2 of Schedule 3, SFCR

minimum 1.6 mm in boldface type
(Numeric portion – see Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade Name and Colour Declarations)

229(1)(a), 230(b), Schedule 6, SFCR

principal display panel

221, SFCR

English and French, unless bilingual symbols are used

206(1), SFCR

Grade name

Produced in Canada:
Canada No. 1, Canada No. 2, Canada No. 3

(or "Substandard" / "sous-régulier" if grade not met)

Imported, or blend of imported and Canadian:
No. 1, No. 2, No. 3

Note: There is no "Substandard" designation for imported products.

306(1)(c), 306(3)(b), SFCR

2, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey

Compendium, Volume 9 – Import Grade Requirements

minimum 1.6 mm
(see Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade Name and Colour Declarations)

312, Schedule 6, SFCR

principal display panel

312, SFCR

English and French

206(1), SFCR

Colour class

"White", "Golden",
"Amber",  "Dark"

324, SFCR

9, Table 1, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey

minimum 1.6 mm
(see Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade Name and Colour Declarations)

324(a), Schedule 6, SFCR

principal display panel, in close proximity to the grade name

324, SFCR

English and French

206(1), SFCR

Other requirements

"Liquid" as applicable

"Creamed" as applicable - or any other word(s) indicating that the contents are granulated

"Pressed" as applicable

"Pasteurized" as applicable

275(1)(b), SFCR

minimum 1.6 mm

210(2), SFCR

principal display panel

275(2), SFCR

English and French

206(1), SFCR

Name and principal place of business

Person by or for whom the food was manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled

218(1)(b), SFCR

B.01.007(1.1)(a), FDR

minimum 1.6 mm

210(2), SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

218(1)(b), 218(2), SFCR

B.01.005, FDR

English or French

206(1), SFCR

B.01.012(9), FDR

Country of origin

Canadian honey
"Product of Canada" or "Canadian honey"

Imported or packaged from imported honey
"Product of …"

Blend of Canadian and imported honey
"A Blend of Canadian and … Honey" or "A Blend of … Honey and Canadian Honey"

276, 277(1), 278, 279(1), SFCR

minimum 1.6 mm

210(2), SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

245(2), 245(3)(b), SFCR

English and French

206(1), SFCR

Summary table of labelling requirements for prepackaged other than consumer prepackaged honey

Requirements Type height Location on label Language

Common name: "Honey"

"Honey" only or accompanied with the name of the blossom

218(1)(a), SFCR

B.01.006(1), FDR

clearly and prominently shown, readily discernible and legible

208, SFCR

principal display panel

218(1)(a), SFCR

B.01.006(1), FDR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

B.01.012(11), FDR

Net quantity in kg

Standard container sizes:
7 kg, 15 kg, 30 kg, or in containers larger than 30 kg which are in increments of 1 kg

When sold as one unit of 2 or more individual packages, number of packages with net quantity of each, in metric units

189(2), 275(1)(a), Item 1, Table 3 of Schedule 3, SFCR

clearly and prominently shown, readily discernible and legible

208, SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

245(2), 245(3)(b), SFCR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

B.01.012(11), FDR

Grade name

Produced in Canada:
Canada No. 1, Canada No. 2, Canada No. 3

(or "Substandard" / "sous-régulier" if grade not met)

Imported, or blend of imported and Canadian: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3

Note: There is no "Substandard" designation for imported products

306(1)(c), 306(3)(b), SFCR

2, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey

Compendium, Volume 9 – Import Grade Requirements

minimum 9.5 mm

323(b), SFCR

on at least one side or one end of the container

323(a), SFCR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

Colour class

"Extra White", "White", "Golden", "Light Amber", "Dark Amber", "Dark"

324, SFCR

9, Table 2, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey

minimum 9.5 mm

324(b), SFCR

in close proximity to the grade name, on at least one side or one end of the container

324(b), SFCR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

Other requirements

"Liquid" as applicable

"Creamed" as applicable – or any other word(s) indicating that the contents are granulated

"Pressed" as applicable

"Pasteurized" as applicable

275(1)(b), SFCR

clearly and prominently shown, readily discernible and legible

208, SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

245(2), 245(3)(b), SFCR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

Name and principal place of business

Person by or for whom the food was manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled

218(1)(b), SFCR

B.01.007(1.1)(a), FDR

clearly and prominently shown, readily discernible and legible

208, SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

218(1)(b), 218(2), SFCR

English or French

205(1), SFCR

B.01.012(9), FDR

Country of Origin

Canadian honey
"Product of Canada" or "Canadian honey"

Imported honey
"Product of …"

Blend of Canadian and imported honey
"A Blend of Canadian and … Honey" or "A Blend of … Honey and Canadian Honey"

276, 277(1), 279(1), SFCR

minimum 9.5 mm (for imported honey)

clearly and prominently shown, readily discernible and legible

208, 277(2), SFCR

on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container

245(2), 245(3)(b), SFCR

English and/or French

205(1), SFCR

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