Labelling Requirements for Confectionery, Chocolate and Snack Food Products

One Bite Confections

Prepackaged one bite confections, when sold individually, are exempt from the labelling requirements set out in the FDR and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) [B.01.003(1)(a)(i), FDR; 213(a), SFCR]. This exemption includes products such as wrapped mints, caramels, hard candies, individual sticks of gum or balls of bubble gum, etc. One hard candy is considered to be a one bite confection when it is sold by itself, however, a roll of 10 of these candies is not.

Lollipops and suckers are not considered as one bite confections because the stick allows the candy to be removed from the mouth and it is generally recognized that they are intended to be eaten in more than one "bite". Candy canes are not considered one bite confections because they are eaten in more than one "bite".

When single one bite wrapped candies are sold together in a bag of candies, the product sold (the bag of individual candies) is no longer considered to be a one bite confection. Where more than one individual unit is sold together, the information required by the FDA, FDR and the SFCR must be on the outer consumer package, e.g., the bag, the pack, the roll, etc.

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