Labelling requirements for infant foods, infant formula and human milk
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].
A person who is under the age of one year [B.25.001, FDR].
A food that is represented for consumption by infants [B.25.001, FDR].
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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