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Labelling requirements for fish and fish products
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Consumer prepackaged

Consumer 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 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].

Drained weight

The weight of the edible contents of the container exclusive of free liquid or glaze content.

Fish

Any fish, including shellfish, crustaceans and other marine animals, and any of their parts, products or by-products [1, SFCR].

Fish product

Fish or prepared fish [B.01.001, FDR].

Foreign state

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

Grade name

Under the SFCA, grade name means a prescribed name, mark or designation of a food commodity [2, SFCA].

The SFCR further specify that, for the purposes of this definition, the grade names that are set out in the Compendium and in the Grades Document are prescribed in respect of foods [305, SFCR].

Hermetically sealed package

A package that, due to its design, is secure against the entry of micro-organisms, including spores [1, SFCR].

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

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 (definition), and includes consumer prepackaged (definition) [1, SFCR].

Principal display panel

Refer to subsection B.01.001(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations and section 1 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, as applicable, for a definition of principal display panel. The definitions for this term in both these regulations are closely aligned [B.01.001(1), FDR; 1, 393(1), SFCR].

Principal display surface

Refer to section 1 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) for a definition of principal display surface, as it applies to consumer prepackaged (definition) food [1, SFCR].

Whitefish

Means fish of the species Coregonus clupeaformis, Coregonus nasus or Prosopium cylindraceum [261, SFCR].

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