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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 (definition) commodities are not necessarily catch-weight. For example, liquids are not normally catch-weight foods because they can be measured to predetermined volumes.

Common name

In respect of a food, means:

In the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations,

  • the name printed in boldface type, but not in italics, in the Canadian Standards of Identity document or in the document entitled Common Names for Prepackaged Fish incorporated by reference (IbR) in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;
  • the name printed in boldface type, but not in italics, in the Food and Drug Regulations; or
  • in any other case, the name by which the food is commonly known or that identifies its function [1, SFCR].

In the Food and Drug Regulations,

  • the name printed in boldface type, but not in italics, in the Food and Drug Regulations;
  • the name prescribed by any other federal regulation; or
  • when not prescribed by regulation, the name by which the food is commonly known [B.01.001(1), FDR].

Consumer prepackaged

In respect of 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].

Person

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

Prepackaged, in respect of a food, means packaged in a container 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].

Prepackaged product

Prepackaged product means any food that is contained in a package in the manner in which it is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a person [B.01.001(1), FDR].

This definition is closely aligned with the SFCR definition of prepackaged (definition).

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