Language selection

Search

Labelling requirements for honey
Colour class designation for honey

The colour class (definition) designation is required in close proximity to the grade name on the label of honey that is sent or conveyed from one province to another or that is imported or exported. The colour class designation differs for consumer prepackaged honey and prepackaged honey other than consumer prepackaged honey – separate tables are included below.

Colour Classes for Consumer Prepackaged Honey

Item

Colour class

Designation on honey classifier

Darker than

Designation on honey classifier

Not darker than

Reading on Pfund honey grader

More than

Reading on Pfund honey grader

Not more than

1. White White 30 mm
2. Golden White Golden 30 mm 50 mm
3. Amber Golden Amber 50 mm 85 mm
4. Dark Amber   85 mm  

[9, Table 1, Compendium, Volume 6 – Honey]

Colour class designations for consumer prepackaged honey must be declared in the size specified in the table Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade Name and Colour Declarations.

Colour Classes for Prepackaged Honey Other than Consumer Prepackaged Honey

Item

Colour class

Designation on honey classifier

Darker than

Designation on honey classifier

Not darker than

Reading on Pfund honey grader

More than

Reading on Pfund honey grader

Not more than

1. Extra White Extra White 13 mm
2. White Extra White White 13 mm 30 mm
3. Golden White Golden 30 mm 50 mm
4. Light Amber Golden Amber 50 mm 85 mm
5. Dark Amber Amber Dark 85 mm 114 mm
6. Dark Dark   114 mm  

[9, Table 2, Compendium, Volume 6, Honey]

See the Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Consumer Prepackaged Honey and Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Other than Consumer Prepackaged Honey for further details on language, legibility and location of colour class declarations.

Date modified: