Labelling requirements for maple products
Net quantity – maple products
The label of prepackaged maple products, including consumer prepackaged (definition) products, must declare the net quantity in metric units, as set out in the document Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods which is incorporated by reference into the SFCR. With respect to prepackaged maple syrup other than consumer prepackaged, a declaration of net quantity in metric units only applies to maple syrup that is graded in accordance with the SFCR [231(a), 232, 244, 280, SFCR].
For maple syrup, the metric net quantity must be shown in units of volume (mL, L). For maple products other than maple syrup, the metric net quantity must be shown in units of weight (g, kg). Although Canadian (previously named "Imperial") units of measure are not required on labels, they are permitted to be used in addition to the required metric units, subject to certain specifications (see Canadian Units of Measure for details).
For more information, including location, legibility and language requirements, refer to Net Quantity.
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