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Labelling requirements for honey
Country of origin – honey

Canadian Honey

Where honey produced in Canada is graded under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, the container shall be marked with the words "Product of Canada" / "Produit du Canada" or "Canadian Honey" / "Miel canadien" [276, SFCR].

Imported Honey

Where imported honey is repacked (unblended) as consumer prepackaged honey and graded under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, the label shall be marked with the name of the country of origin preceded by the words "Product of" / "produit de" [278, SFCR].

The name of the country of origin preceded by the words "Product of" / "produit de" must also be clearly marked on the label of imported prepackaged honey [277(1), SFCR].

Note: In the SFCR, country of origin is referred to as foreign state (definition) of origin.

Blend of Canadian and Imported Honey

Where imported honey is blended with Canadian honey and is graded under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, the label must be marked with the words "A Blend of Canadian and (naming the source or sources) Honey" / "mélange de miel canadien et de miel (naming the source or sources)" or "A blend of (naming the source or sources) Honey and Canadian Honey" / "mélange de miel (naming the source or sources) et de miel canadien". The sources must be named in descending order of their proportion [279(1), 279(2), SFCR].

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 details on language, legibility and location of country of origin declarations.

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