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Labelling requirements for meat and poultry products
Standard container sizes – Meat and poultry products

Certain consumer prepackaged meat products (definition), namely sliced bacon, sliced ready-to-eat (definition) meat products, potted meat products, sausages and sausage meat, that are interprovincially traded, imported or exported must be packaged in containers of a size that correspond to a prescribed net quantity by weight as outlined for items 2 to 4 in Table 2 of Schedule 3 of the SFCR [189(1), SFCR].

The standard container sizes for these consumer prepackaged (definition) products are included in the following table.

Standard container sizes for consumer prepackaged meat products
Item #
in Table 2 of Schedule 3, SFCR
Meat product Net quantity by weight
2. Sliced bacon 100 g or less in increments of 1 g, 250 g, 375 g, 500 g, 1 kg
3. Sliced ready-to-eat meat products and potted meat products 100 g or less in increments of 1 g, 125 g, 150 g, 175 g, 200 g, 250 g, 300 g, 375 g, 400 g, 500 g, 600 g, 700 g, 900 g, 1 kg
4. Sausages and sausage meat 100 g or less in increments of 1 g, 125 g, 175 g, 225 g, 250 g, 300 g, 375 g, 450 g, 500 g, 600 g, 675 g, 750 g, 900 g, 1 kg

When any of the meat products mentioned in the above table are a catch-weight (definition) meat product labelled with the net weight for retail sale, or are contained in a hermetically sealed package (definition), or have a net quantity greater than 1 kg, they are no longer limited to the prescribed standard container sizes [189(3), SFCR].

As well, meat products that are not subject to standard container sizes may be marketed in any format.

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