Labelling Requirements for Honey Products
Label Example

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Label for Honey

Label for Honey. Description follows.
Description for Label for Honey

A - Brand Name

A brand name is not required but frequently used by a manufacturer to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type. Brand names are subject to all labelling requirements, including compliance with provisions regarding claims.

B - Common Name

The common name is the name of the food printed in boldface type in the Food and Drug Regulations, the name prescribed by the Honey Regulations or by any other regulation, or the name by which the food is generally known. It must be present on the principal display panel in both English and French. Note: In the case of honey, the common name of the product is also considered to be the list of ingredients as it is a single ingredient food.

C - Grade

The grades or grade designation is used to classify honey. Grade designations differ for imported and domestic products. The grade or grade designation must appear on the principal display panel in both English and French.

D - Colour

Colour class designations are used to classify honey. The colour must be printed immediately following the grade designation on the principal display panel in both English and French.

E - Net Quantity

The net quantity is the amount of food in the package. It must be present in metric units of weight on the principal display panel in a minimum type height.

F - The Words Liquid, Creamed, Pressed or Pasteurized

The words liquid, creamed, pressed or pasteurized may be required under certain conditions. If applicable, the term must appear on the principal display panel in both English and French.

G – Identity and Principal Place of Business

The identity and principal place of business identifies the responsible party and provides the location where a company can be contacted. It must be declared on any part of the food container except the bottom, in either French or English.

H - Country of Origin

For imported honey, the country of origin is required on the label, preceded by the words "Product of". For domestic honey, the country of origin is required on the label declarations by declaring "Product of Canada" / "Produit du Canada" or "Canadian Honey" / "Miel canadien". The country of origin declaration must be immediately adjacent to the dealer identity and principal place of business in both English and French.

Where imported honey is blended with Canadian honey, the container shall be marked with the words "A Blend of Canadian and (naming the source or sources) Honey" or "mélange de miel canadien et de miel (naming the source or sources)" or "A Blend (naming the source or sources) Honey and Canadian Honey" or "mélange de miel (naming the source or sources) et de miel canadien". The sources shall be named in descending order of their proportions.

I - Nutrition Facts Table

The Nutrition Facts table (NFT) provides information about the nutrient content of a food (including energy (Calories) and 13 core nutrients) in a standardized format, allowing for comparison among foods at the point of purchase. The NFT must be displayed on the package in both English and French. The Simplified Standard Format may be used when seven or more items (i.e., the energy value and/or quantities of nutrients in the core information list) are permitted to be expressed as zero.

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