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Labelling requirements for dairy products
Net quantity: dairy products

For most consumer prepackaged dairy products, a net quantity declaration is required on the principal display panel in metric units [221, 232, SFCR].

For prepackaged other than consumer prepackaged dairy products, a net quantity declaration is required on the principal display panel in metric or Canadian units, or both, if a standard is set out for the dairy product in the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products. If the net quantity is in both units, they must be grouped together [243, 246(d)(i), SFCR]. If no standard is set out for the dairy product in the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products, the net quantity must be in metric units [246(d)(ii), SFCR].

The net quantity declaration of prepackaged dairy products must be shown by volume or weight in accordance with the document incorporated by reference, Units of measurement for the net quantity declaration of certain foods [231, 244, SFCR].

When 2 or more individual packages of butter patties, butter reddies or other related dairy products are sold as a one unit consumer prepackaged product of more than 20g, the number and net quantity of each individual package must be shown on the principal display panel [248(d), SFCR].

For additional details, refer to net quantity.

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