Retail Foods
Commodity Specific Requirements

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Fat and Moisture Declaration for Cheese

Retailers are responsible for ensuring that cheese which they package from bulk on the retail premises are labelled in accordance with the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations,including the declaration of the percent (%) milk fat and moisture content of the product.

Barbequed, Roasted or Broiled Meat, Meat By-Products, Poultry and Poultry By-Products

Retailers are responsible for ensuring that meat (or meat by-products) and poultry (or poultry meat or poultry meat by-products) which are barbequed, roasted or broiled on the retail premises are labelled and stored in accordance with the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. These requirements are summarized in the section on Non-prepackaged foods that require a label.

Note that there are Exemptions from List of Ingredients that apply when these products are sold at retail.

Phosphated Meats and Meat Products Packed at Retail

In addition to the basic labelling requirements, pre-packaged phosphated meat and poultry products must meet the requirements outlined in the Phosphated Meats and Meat Products section.

Beef Grades

Retailers who provide generic grade information in mass media advertisements or on in-store display signs (e.g., "Our beef is cut from Canada A or higher") must ensure that any ungraded beef which they also advertise or offer for sale is properly identified as "Cut from ungraded beef". Alternatively, grade information provided could be product specific.

Information about grades on retail meat cuts is outlined in the Grade Designation section of the Meat and Poultry Products webpage.

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