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Labelling requirements for infant foods, infant formula and human milk
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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].

Human milk substitute (infant formula)

A food that is represented for use as a partial or total replacement for human milk and intended for consumption by infants, or for use as an ingredient in a food that is represented for use as a partial or total replacement for human milk and intended for consumption by infants [B.25.001, FDR].

Infant

A person who is under the age of one year [B.25.001, FDR].

Infant food

A food that is represented for consumption by infants [B.25.001, FDR].

Junior food

The term "junior food" is not specifically defined in the Safe Food for Canadians Act or in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. In general terms, "junior food" refers to a food that contains particles of a size to encourage chewing by infants, but may be readily swallowed by infants without chewing.

New human milk substitute (new infant formula)

A human milk substitute that is manufactured for the first time, sold in Canada for the first time, or manufactured by a person who manufactures it for the first time [B.25.001, FDR].

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