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Labelling requirements for processed fruit or vegetable products
Standards of fill for processed fruit or vegetable products

For a frozen processed fruit or vegetable product, at least 90% of the volume capacity of the package must be filled with the product [195, SFCR]. For a processed fruit or vegetable product that is not frozen, the package must be filled with as much of the product as its preparation allows and must not contain more syrup, brine, water or other liquid packaging medium than required for processing of the product [196, SFCR].

A processed fruit or vegetable product that is in a hermetically sealed package must meet the requirements for minimum drained weight and average drained weight that are set out in the incorporated by reference document entitled Minimum Drained Weights and Average Drained Weights for Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products in a Hermetically Sealed Packages [197, SFCR].

A column with information on minimum and average drained weights is included in the table Regulated Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products in Hermetically Sealed Packages for ease of reference.

Note that these standards of fill requirements apply to products that are interprovincially traded, imported or exported [194, SFCR].

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