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Labelling requirements for honey
Net quantity declaration – honey

The label of prepackaged honey must declare the net quantity in metric units, as set out in the document Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods which is incorporated by reference into the SFCR [221, 231(a), 232, 244, 275(1), SFCR].

In the case of prepackaged honey, other than consumer prepackaged (definition) honey, that is sold as one unit but that consists of two or more individual packages, the label must declare the number of those packages and the net quantity of each in metric units, as set out in the document Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods which is incorporated by reference into the SFCR [243, 275(1)(a), SFCR].

As per the above-referenced document, for honey, the metric net quantity must be shown in units of weight (g, kg).

For consumer prepackaged honey, the minimum type height for the numerical portion of the net quantity declaration is outlined in the table Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade Name and Colour Declarations. See the Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Consumer Prepackaged Honey and Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Other than Consumer Prepackaged Honey for additional details on language, legibility and location of this declaration.

For more information, including location, legibility and language requirements, refer to Net Quantity.

Standard container sizes for honey

The following standard container sizes are applicable to consumer prepackaged honey that has been graded according to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations or that is marketed by a licence holder – 150 g or less, 250 g, 375 g, 500 g, 750 g, 1 kg, 1.5 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg or 5 kg [189(1), Table 2 of Schedule 3, SFCR].

The standardized container sizes for prepackaged honey other than consumer prepackaged honey are 7 kg, 15 kg, 30 kg, or in containers larger than 30 kg that are a multiple of 1 kg [189(2), Table 3 of Schedule 3, SFCR].

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