Labelling requirements for honey
Colour class, in respect of honey, means its hue or shade of colour as set out in Table 1 Colour Classes for Consumer Prepackaged Honey and Table 2 Colour Classes for Prepackaged Honey Other than Consumer Prepackaged Honey as determined by the use of a honey classifier or by the use of the Pfund honey grader [1, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey].
Consumer prepackaged, in respect of a food, means packaged in a container (definition) in the manner in which the food is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by an individual — or in which the food may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual — without being repackaged, to be used for non-commercial purposes [1, SFCR].
Container means an outer receptacle or covering that is used or to be used in connection with a food. It includes a wrapper and a confining band but does not include a conveyance or any container that is an integral part of a conveyance [1, SFCR].
Foreign state includes a WTO Member as defined in subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act [1, SFCR].
Under the SFCA, grade name means a prescribed name, mark or designation of a food commodity [2, SFCA].
The SFCR further specify that, for the purposes of this definition, the grade names that are set out in the Compendium and in the Grades Document are prescribed in respect of foods [305, SFCR].
Honey is the food that meets the standard set out in section B.18.025 of the Food and Drug Regulations and
- if it is derived mainly from the nectar of blossoms, meets the standard set out in section B.18.026 of the Food and Drug Regulations, or
- if it is derived from secretions of living plants or from secretions on living plants, meets the standard set out in section B.18.027 of the Food and Drug Regulations [1, Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 5 – Honey]
Person means an individual or an organization as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code [2, FDA; 2, SFCA].
A person may therefore be an individual or an organization, and may include a consumer, a manufacturer, a retailer, an importer, a restaurant, any other commercial or industrial enterprise, an institution such as a school or hospital, and anyone else who sells, uses, or buys a food.
Prepackaged, in respect of a food, means packaged in a container (definition) in the manner in which the food is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a person (definition), and includes consumer prepackaged (definition) [1, SFCR].
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