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Labelling requirements for meat and poultry products
Name and principal place of business – Meat and poultry products

The Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) require the labels of prepackaged meat products (definition) to carry the name and principal place of business of the responsible party [218(1)(b), SFCR; B.01.007(1.1)(a), FDR]. Non-prepackaged meat products interprovincially traded, imported or exported must also be labelled with the name and principal place of business on the principal display panel [283(1)(a), SFCR].

This requirement must be met by declaring the complete name and address of the person (definition) by or for whom the meat or poultry product is manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled [218(1)(b), SFCR].

Multi-establishment firms may show the address of the head office instead of the address of the establishment preparing the product.

For more information, refer to Name and principal place of business.

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