Labelling requirements for processed fruit or vegetable products
Size designation for processed fruit or vegetable products
Please note that all references to the "Compendium" in this section refer to the Canadian Grade Compendium.
Processed fruit or vegetable products that are interprovincially traded, imported or exported must be labelled with any applicable size designation that is set out in Volume 3 of the Compendium. The size designation must be in close proximity to the grade name in characters at least 1.6 mm in height. The size designation must be shown in:
- both official languages for consumer prepackaged products, or
- at least one official language (i.e., English or French) for prepackaged other than consumer prepackaged products [205(1), 206(1), 322, SFCR]
The following processed vegetable products have a size designation set out in Volume 3 of the Compendium [89, Compendium, Volume 3]:
- Green Beans or Wax Beans in a hermetically sealed package
- Peas in a hermetically sealed package
- Lima Beans in a hermetically sealed package
- Asparagus (Tips or Spears) in a hermetically sealed package
- Whole White Potatoes in a hermetically sealed package
- Frozen Carrots (Cut carrots-baby whole style, Cut carrots-whole style, Whole baby carrots, Whole carrots)
- Frozen Brussels Sprouts
For the above products in a hermetically sealed package, as well as Whole Carrots or Cut Carrots-Whole Style, that have not been size graded or are not all of the same size, they can be labelled as applicable with "Ungraded as to Size" / "non calibré" or "Assorted Sizes" / "grosseurs assorties" or "Mixed Sizes" / "grosseurs mixtes" [322(2), SFCR].
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