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Net quantity on food labels
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Canadian unit

Canadian unit means a unit of measurement that is set out in Schedule II to the Weights and Measures Act [198, SFCR].

Catch-weight food

Catch-weight food means a food that because of its nature cannot normally be portioned to a predetermined fixed quantity and is, as a result, sold in containers of varying quantities [1, SFCR].

Note: While all catch-weight foods are individually measured, all individually measured commodities are not necessarily catch-weight. For example, liquids are not normally catch-weight foods because they can be measured to predetermined volumes.

Class

Class means very closely related foods. For example, several different brands of candy bars or different varieties of breakfast cereal are foods in a class.

Consumer prepackaged

Consumer prepackaged, in respect to 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].

Individually measured

In Division 4 of Part 11 of the SFCR, individually measured, in respect to a food, means that the food is measured and packaged in a manner other than in accordance with a predetermined fixed quantity and, as a result, is sold in varying quantities [302(3), SFCR].

Metric unit

Metric unit means a unit of measurement that is set out in Schedule I to the Weights and Measures Act [198, SFCR].

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