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Labelling requirements for dairy products
Country of origin: dairy products

Imported prepackaged dairy products, as per the definition of dairy product within the SFCR, must declare the words "Product of" / "produit de", followed by the name of the country of origin, on any part of the label other than solely on the bottom [245(2), 245(3), 250(1)(a), SFCR].

In addition, consumer prepackaged cheese that is prepackaged in Canada from imported bulk cheese for which a standard is set out in the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 1 – Dairy Products is required to declare the words "Product of" / "produit de", followed by the name of the country of origin, on the principal display panel [250(1)(b), 250(2), SFCR].

Prepackaged dairy products that are exported must be labelled, on any part of the label, and if on the bottom also on any part other than the bottom, with "Product of Canada" / "produit du Canada" [245(2), 245(3), 252, SFCR].

For imported and exported prepackaged dairy products other than consumer prepackaged dairy products, the country of origin information mentioned above must be shown in boldface type in characters at least 16 mm in height [253, SFCR].

Note: In the SFCR, country of origin is referred to as foreign state of origin.

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