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Labelling requirements for dairy products
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Consumer prepackaged

Means packaged in a container in the manner in which the food is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by an individual, or in which the food may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual, without being repackaged, to be used for non-commercial purposes [1, SFCR].

Dairy product

Means milk or a food that is derived from milk, alone or combined with another food, and that contains no oil and no fat other than that of milk [1, SFCR].

Foreign state

Foreign state includes a WTO Member as defined in subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act [1, SFCR].

Milk

"Milk" or "whole milk", as used in the manufacture of dairy products, means the normal lacteal secretion, free from colostrum, obtained from the mammary gland of an animal [1(1), Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products].

Milk product

Means any of the following:

  • partly skimmed milk, skim milk, cream, buttermilk, whey and whey cream
  • milk in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form and any product referred to above in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form
  • butter, butter oil and whey butter
  • milk solids
  • whey protein concentrate [1(1), Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products]

Milk solids

When used as an ingredient, means:

  • in respect of a dairy product other than cheese, any constituent of milk other than water or casein, alone or combined with other constituents of milk, that has not been altered in its chemical composition
  • in respect of cheese, any constituent of milk other than water, alone or combined with other constituents of milk [1(1), Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products]

Person

Person means an individual or an organization as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code [2, FDA; 2, SFCA].

A person may therefore be an individual or an organization, and may include a consumer, a manufacturer, a retailer, an importer, a restaurant, any other commercial or industrial enterprise, an institution such as a school or hospital, and anyone else who sells, uses, or buys a food.

Prepackaged

In respect of a food, means packaged in a container in the manner in which the food is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a person, and includes consumer prepackaged [1, SFCR].

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