Labelling requirements for maple products
With respect to maple products, common name is defined as:
- the name of the food that is printed in boldface type, but not in italics, in the Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 6 – Maple Products; or
- in any other case, the name by which the food is generally known or that identifies its function [1, SFCR].
Consumer prepackaged, in respect of a food, means packaged in a container (definition) 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].
Container means an outer receptacle or covering that is used or to be used in connection with a food. It includes a wrapper and a confining band but does not include a conveyance (definition) or any container that is an integral part of a conveyance [1, SFCR].
Conveyance means a vessel, aircraft, train, motor vehicle, trailer or other means of transportation, including a cargo container [2, SFCA].
Foreign state includes a WTO Member as defined in subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act [1, SFCR].
Maple product means a food that is obtained exclusively by the concentration of sap from trees of the genus Acer or the concentration of maple syrup [1, SCFR].
The syrup obtained exclusively by the concentration of maple sap or by the dilution or solution of a maple product in potable water [1, Canadian Standards of Identity, Volume 6 – Maple Products]
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, in respect of a food, means packaged in a container (definition) 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].
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