Labelling Requirements for Foods for Special Dietary Use
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This section provides information on the labelling requirements for food for special dietary use subject to the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA) and Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (CPLR). In addition, provincial regulations may also have labelling requirements for food for special dietary use that apply to products sold in that province.
The requirements detailed in the following sections are specific to foods for special dietary use (definition). They are in addition to the core labelling, claims and statements, and food-specific labelling requirement pages of the Industry Labelling Tool that apply to all prepackaged foods.
In general, only the following foods can be represented in a manner likely to create the impression that they are foods for special dietary use, when they meet specific criteria outlined in Division 24 of the FDR. [B.24.003(1), FDR].
- a formulated liquid diet (definition)
- a meal replacement (definition)
- a nutritional supplement (definition)
- a gluten-free food
- a food represented as:
- a protein-restricted diet,
- a low (naming the amino acid) diet, or
- a very low energy diet (definition)
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