Labelling Requirements for Fish and Fish Products
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For the purposes of this webpage, "fish" means any marine animal, including fish, shellfish, crustaceans and also other marine animals such as marine mammals.

The labelling requirements of the Fish Inspection Regulations (FIR) that are summarized in this section apply to all of those animals and any parts, products or by-products thereof processed in federally registered establishments, as well as to imported products. When sold in Canada, fish and fish products are also subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA).

Fish and fish products destined for intraprovincial trade are subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act. These are summarized in the core labelling, claims and statements, and food-specific labelling requirement pages of the Industry Labelling Tool. Provincial regulations may also apply to products sold within that province.

The requirements detailed in the following sections are specific to fish and fish products. They are in addition to the core labelling and other requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.

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