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Archived - Clarification on Registration Requirements for Establishments Repacking Imported Honey

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This notice is to advise honey industry stakeholders that registration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is required for those establishments where imported honey is repacked for trade either within the province and/or throughout Canada. This is required by section 5.1 and section 52 of the Honey Regulations (HR).

Section 52 of the HR states that where imported honey is repacked in Canada, blended or unblended with Canadian honey, it must be packed, classified, graded and marked in accordance with these Regulations. Section 5.1 of the HR states that the grade names established by the HR may be used only for honey that is prepared in a registered establishment.

Further information regarding the registration process is available in section 1.3 of Chapter 1 of the Honey Establishment Inspection (HEIM) Manual.

The CFIA is also taking this opportunity to remind stakeholders that, in addition to the above, only honey establishments registered with the CFIA are eligible to engage in the following:

Originally issued February 8, 2010 (Notice to Industry)

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