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Labelling requirements for fresh fruits and vegetables
Overview

This section summarizes the labelling requirements that apply to imported fresh fruits or vegetables, as well as those that are manufactured, graded, packaged or labelled in Canada for interprovincial trade and for export.

Fresh fruits or vegetables are subject to the provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), as well as those of the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR).

When sold intraprovincially, fresh fruits or vegetables are subject to the labelling requirements under the FDA and FDR, as well as specific requirements of the SFCA and SFCR that apply to prepackaged foods sold in Canada, regardless of the level of trade. Provincial regulations may also have labelling requirements for fresh fruits or vegetables that apply when these products are sold within that province.

The labelling requirements detailed in the following section are specific to fresh fruits or vegetables (definition). Refer to the Industry Labelling Tool for core labelling and voluntary claims and statements requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.

Please refer to Table 1 - Summary of Labelling Requirements for Consumer Prepackaged Fresh Fruits or Vegetables, and Table 2 - Summary of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Other than Consumer Prepackaged Fresh Fruits or Vegetables for a summary of the labelling requirements.

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