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Labelling requirements for processed fruit or vegetable products
Common name - processed fruit or vegetable products

The common name (definition) must appear on the principal display panel of prepackaged (definition) processed fruit or vegetable products [218(1)(a), SFCR].

Common names for processed fruit or vegetable products are shown in boldface type, but not in italics, in the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 4 – Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products, which is incorporated by reference into the SFCR, or in Division 11 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). As with all foods with a standard of identity, only those foods that meet all the provisions set out in the standard can use the prescribed common name. For processed fruit or vegetable products that do not fall under a standard, the appropriate common name is the name by which the food is generally known [1, 201, SFCR; B.01.001(1), FDR].

Examples:

Frozen Concentrated Apple Juice is specifically listed in item 63 of the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 4 – Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products. For products that meet the standard of item 63, they must be named "Frozen Concentrated Apple Juice".

"Orange Juice" falls under the generic standard of identity in item 60 of Volume 4 of the Canadian Standards of Identity, which is (Naming the fruit) Juice. "Orange Juice" is also a standardized product under section B.11.128 of the FDR with Orange Juice being shown in boldface type. The common name of the food must be declared as "Orange Juice".

Canned "Hearts of Palm" fall under the generic standard of identity in item 12 of Volume 4 of the Canadian Standards of Identity, which is (Naming the vegetable), under the category of processed vegetable products in hermetically sealed packages. Canned "Hearts of Palm" is also standardized product under the FDR under the generic standard B.11.002 Canned (naming the vegetable). The common name of the food is therefore "Hearts of Palm".

For more information, including location, legibility and language requirements, refer to Common Name.

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