Labelling Requirements for Honey Products
Country of Origin – Honey Products

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For products not covered by the Honey Regulations, refer to Identity and Principal Place of Business for requirements related to imported foods.

For honey covered by the Honey Regulations, see the requirements indicated below:

Domestic Honey

Where honey produced in Canada is graded under the Honey Regulations, the container shall be marked with the words "Product of Canada" / "Produit du Canada" or "Canadian Honey" / "Miel canadien" [37(1), HR].

Imported Honey

Where imported honey is repacked (unblended) as prepackaged honey for the consumer and graded under the Honey Regulations, the containers shall be marked with the name of the country of origin preceded by the words "Product of".

The name of the country of origin preceded by the words "Product of" or "Produit de" on imported honey must be clearly marked on the label of prepackaged imported honey for the consumer and imported honey packaged in bulk [47(1)(c)(v), 47(1)(d)(v), HR].

Blend of Domestic and Imported Honey

Where imported honey is blended with Canadian honey and is graded under the Honey Regulations, the container must 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 must be named in descending order of their proportion [37(3), 52(1), HR].

See Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Honey and Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Packages and Bulk Containers of Honey for details on language, legibility and location of country of origin declarations.

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