Labelling requirements for processed fruit or vegetable products
Net quantity - processed fruit or vegetable products
The net quantity must be declared on the principal display panel of prepackaged (definition) processed fruit or vegetable products. It must be shown in metric units, by volume, weight or numerical count, 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, 243, 244, 272(1)(a), SFCR].
Certain products are sold in containers that already indicate a declaration of capacity (e.g., letters molded into glass containers). In most cases this is not clearly displayed, and therefore the net quantity of the product must still be shown on the product label.
When a product offers an extra quantity as a bonus within the same container, the net quantity of product shown on the label must be the total quantity of the product. Example: 500 mL + 250 mL bonus, the net quantity declared on the label must be 750 mL.
For more information, including location, legibility and language requirements, refer to Net Quantity.
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