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Canadian Standards of Identity
Volume 5 – Honey

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, other requirements will be introduced in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

Honey

1. Honey is the food that meets the standard set out in section B.18.025 of the Food and Drug Regulations and

  1. if it is derived mainly from the nectar of blossoms, meets the standard set out in section B.18.026 of the Food and Drug Regulations; or
  2. if it is derived from secretions of living plants or from secretions on living plants, meets the standard set out in section B.18.027 of the Food and Drug Regulations.
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