Labelling Requirements for Processed Products
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Table: Other Required Markings for Processed Products

Prepackaged – Domestic, Import and Export
Requirements Products Height of Letters Location Preferences (PPR)
"Brand / Marque" When the brand name refers to a geographic name or some other descriptive name N/A minimum 1.6 mm above the trade name 31.c and 42(2)
"contents – percent slack filled" or "contents – percent short weight" if the container is slack filled or contains less than the minimum net and drained weight prescribed by these Regulations N/A minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.w and 42(2)
"cream style", "vacuum pack", "brine pack", "packed in brine" or "packed in liquid" Canned corn minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.t and 42(2)
"freestone" or "clingstone" Canned peaches minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.nn and 42(2)
"keep frozen" canned low-acid food which must be kept continuously frozen minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 30.1(2)(b) and 42(2)
"keep refrigerated" Non-Hermetically Sealed Apple Juice From Concentrate With Added Sodium Benzoate
Non-Hermetically Sealed Grape Juice From Concentrate With Added Sodium Benzoate and sauerkraut with preservative
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom Schedule I 5(1)e, Schedule II 16(k)
31.pp, 31.oo, 42(2)
"Seville", "bitter" or "extra bitter" orange marmalade minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.p and 42(2)
"sparkling" or "carbonated" apple juice and grape juice (juice or from concentrate) to which carbon dioxide has been added minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.rr and 42(2)
"solid pack", "heavy pack" "solid pack" if the product is a solid pack which contains little or no free liquid "heavy pack" if the product is canned so as to contain the maximum drained weight that processing will permit pie fruits, sliced apples, pumpkin minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.h, 31.l, 42(2), Schedule I 2(1),
Schedule II 22, Schedule I 46(2)
"in water" for products packed in water minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.j
"....% sugar, invert sugar, dextrose or glucose added" frozen fruits packed in sweetening ingredients (Schedule IV, Table IV) minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 35(2) and 42(2)
"sweetened" sweetened frozen concentrated orange juice same as the words "concentrated orange juice " any surface except the bottom 31.ss and 42(2)
"tips removed" or "without tips" Canada Choice Grade asparagus without tips minimum 1.6 mm under the product name 31.s and 42(1)
Variety of fruit or vegetable: If named on the label, it must be true and correct N/A minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.d and 42(2)
optional
"extra heavy syrup" or "extra heavy fruit juice syrup";
"heavy syrup" or "heavy fruit juice syrup"; "light syrup" or "light fruit juice syrup" "slightly sweetened water or
slightly sweetened fruit juice" "packed in (name of fruit(s)) juice" or "Packed in (name of fruit(s)) juice from concentrate"
fruits listed in Table III of PPR Schedule IV minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 35(1), 42(2) and Schedule IV
"Vitaminized" or "vitamin C added" 31, PPR: " ...every food product shall be labelled with: (u) the words "Vitaminized" or "Vitamin C Added" if the product is apple juice to which ascorbic acid has been added to increase the Vitamin C content; (v) the words "Vitaminized" or "Vitamin C added" if the product is mixed vegetable juices, prune nectar, apricot nectar, grape juice or grape juice from concentrate to which ascorbic acid has been added to increase the Vitamin C content" When Vitamin C has been added, the vitamin levels specified for the product must be followed: apple juice: minimum 35 mg/100 mL and maximum 60 mg/114 mL grape juice: minimum 18 mg/100 mL and maximum 60 mg/ 114 mL
the nectars must meet the standards set out in the Food and Drug Regulations, i.e. minimum 20 mg/114 mL and maximum 60 mg/114 mL).
(D.01.009 to D.01.011)
prune nectar apricot nectar, mixed vegetable juices, apple juice, grape juice, grape juice from concentrate minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.u, 31.v, 42(2), Schedule I 3(2)g, Schedule II 14(1)(l), Schedule II 15(k), Schedule II 16(j), Schedule II 40, Schedule II 41
"a water extract of dried prunes" prune nectar minimum 1.6 mm following the product name 31.mm and 42(1)
"whole", "cut", "whole vertical pack", "asparagus style" or "shoestring" green beans or wax beans canned or frozen minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.r and 42(2)
"wild" or "cultivated" and "individually quick frozen (I.Q.F.) " or "non-free flowing" frozen blueberries minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom 31.qq and 42(2)
"with pectin" jam, jelly, marmalade minimum ⅛ inch height for containers >10 ounces minimum 3/32 inch containers 10 ounces under the product name 31.0 and 42(1)

Regulated Canned Products Found in the Processed Products Regulations (PPR)

Canned Food Product Grade
Sch. I
Table I
Section #
Standard of Identity
Sch. II
Section #
Standard Container Sizes
Sch. III
Table I
Section #
Standard Container Sizes
Sch. III
Table III
Section #
Standard Container Sizes
Sch. III Largest Container Prescribed
Standard Container Sizes
Sch. III
Can be packed in smaller than smallest container size
Drained Weights
Sch. IV
Table I
Section #
% Soluble Solids
Sch. IV
Table III
Section #
Size Grading
Sch. VI
Table #
Apples (sliced) 2 1 2.84 L No A-1 1(14)
Apple Juice 3 3 L Yes
Apple Juice - Concentrated 4
Apple Juice from Concentrate 5 3 L Yes
Apple Sauce 6 1 2.84 L No A-2
Apricot (whole or halves) 7 1 2.84 L No A-3 1(1)
Apricot Nectar 40
Asparagus (tips or spears) 8 4 2.84 L No C-1 IV
Asparagus (cuts or cuttings) 9 4 2.84 L No C-1
Beans (Green or Wax with/without seasoning) 10 2 2.84 L No B-1 I
Beans, Vegetarian Beans 29 1 2.84 L No B-3
 Beans (Lima) 11 2 2.84 L No B-2 III
Beans (Lima): Ripe, Dried Soaked, Dry, Cooked Dry 31
Bean Sprouts 27 10 2.84 L No B-5
Beans with Pork, Beans with Pork and Tomato Sauce 28 1 2.84 L No B-4
Beets (whole) 12 2 2.84 L No B-6
Beets (sliced) 13 2 2.84 L No B-6
Beets (diced or cubed) 14 2 2.84 L No B-6
Beets (cut or quartered) 15 2 2.84 L No B-6
Beets (julienne or shoestrings) 16 2 2.84 L No B-6
Blackberries 11Table Note 2 A-4 1(2)
Blueberries 18 1 2.84 L No A-5 1(15)
Boysenberries 11Table Note 2 A-4 1(3)
Cantaloupe, Melons 11Table Note 2 2(1)
Carrots (whole) 20 2 2.84 L No B-7
 Carrots (sliced) 21 2 2.84 L No B-7
Carrots (diced or cubed) 22 2 2.84 L No B-7
Carrots (julienne or shoestring) 23 2 2.84 L No B-7
Cherries (Red Sour Pitted) 24 1 2.84 L No A-6 1(4)
 Cherries (Sweet) 25 1 2.84 L No A-7 1(16)
Cherries (Maraschino, Creme de Menthe or Cocktail) 26 10 L No A-8 3(1)
Chutneys 38 17 L Yes
Corn (whole or cut kernel, with or without seasoning) 27 2 2.84 L No B-8
Corn (whole kernel) vacuum packed 27 5 2.13 L No
Corn (cream style) 28 -
Corn on the Cob 29
Corn: Hominy 32 B-8
Crab Apples 11Table Note 2 A-1 1(5)
Cranberry Jelly, Jellied Cranberry 9
Cranberries, Cranberry Sauce 10
Fruit Cocktail 30 1 2.84 L No A-9 2(2)
Fruits for Salad 31 1 2.84 L No A-10 2(4)
Fruit Salad 32 1 2.84 L No A-10 2(3)
Fruits (Other) - 11
Fruit Juices (Other) - 13 8 L Yes
Fruit Peel, Cut Mixed Peel 19 12 450 g No
Glace Fruit, Cut Mixed Fruit 18 12 450 g No
Gooseberries 11Table Note 2 A-11 1(7)
Grape Juice 14 16 L Yes
Grape Juice Concentrate, Concentrated Grape Juice 15 16 L Yes
Grape Juice from Concentrate 16 16 L Yes
Grapefruit Sections 11Table Note 2 7 2.84 L No A-12 1(18)
Grapefruit and Orange Sections 11Table Note 2 7 2.84 L No A-13
Horseradish Sauce, Creamed Horseradish 20 L Yes
Infant Food and Junior Food 2 213 mL No
Jams 2 14 L Yes
Jellies 3 14 L Yes
Lawton berries 11Table Note 2 A-14 1(8)
Loganberries 11Table Note 2 A-14 1(9)
Marmalade – Citrus 4 14 L Yes
Mincemeat, Fruit Mince 20
 Mushrooms (whole, button, sliced button, sliced) 35 7 2.84 L No B-11
Mushrooms (stems and pieces) 34 9 2.84 L No B-11
Mushroom - Creamed: (whole sliced or chopped) 35 9 2.84 L No
Olives (green) 36 18 L Yes
Olives (black, ripe, California ripe) 36
Onions 37 B-12
Oranges (mandarin) 11Table Note 2 15 2.42 L No 2(8)
Orange Sections – Canned 11Table Note 2 7 2.84 L No
Peaches (whole, halved, sliced, diced or quartered) 36 1 2.84 L No A-15 2(5)
Peach Nectar 40.1
Pears (whole, halved, sliced, diced or quartered) 37 1 2.84 L No A-16 2(6)
Pear Nectar 40.1
Peas 39 2 2.84 L No B-13 II
Peas: Ripe, Dried Soaked, Dry, Cooked Dry 30 B-14
Peas & Carrots (or Carrots & Peas) 40 2 2.84 L No B-15
Pickles 38 17 L Yes
Pie Fillers,  Pie Filling 21 11 2.84 L No
Pie Fruits (Solid Pack or Heavy Pack) 22 11 2.84 L No A-1 to
A-20
 Pineapple 11 6 2.84 L No E-1 2(7)
Plums, Prune Plums 38 1 2.84 L No A-18 1(17)
Potatoes - White (whole) 41 2 2.84 L No B-16 V
Potatoes - White (sliced) 42 2 2.84 L No B-16
 Potatoes - White (diced or cubed) 43 2 2.84 L No B-16
Potatoes - White (julienne, shoestring, regular cut, or  crinkle cut) 44 2 2.84 L No B-16
Potatoes - Sweet (cut) 45 11 2.84 L No D-1 2(9)
Potatoes - Sweet (whole) 45 12 597 mL No D-1 2(9)
Preserves (conserves) 6 14 L Yes
Prune Nectar 41
Pumpkin 46 2 2.84 L No
Raspberries 11Table Note 2 A-19 1(10)
Relishes 38 17 L Yes
Rhubarb 11Table Note 2 A-20 1(11)
Sauerkraut 48 B-18
Sauerkraut with Preservative 42 19 2.84 L No
Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce 5 2.84 L No
Spinach 50 2 2.84 L No F-1
Squash 47 2 2.84 L No B-17
Strawberries 19 1 2.84 L No A-21 1(12)
 Thimbleberries 11Table Note 2 1(13)
Tomatoes (whole, whole and pieces, wedges, sliced,
diced or chopped)
52 2 2.84 L No B-22
Tomatoes – Stewed 53 2 2.84 L No
Tomato Juice 54 3 L Yes
Tomato Juice - Concentrated 55 9 3.58 L No
Tomato Catsup (optional grade) 60 13 1.5 L No
Tomato Chili Sauce (optional grade) 61
Tomato Paste, Concentrated Tomato Paste (optional grade) 59 8 3.58 L No
Tomato Pulp (optional grade) 58 9 3.58 L No
Tomato Puree (optional grade) 57 9 3.58 L No
 Vegetable for Chop Suey 27 10 2.84 L No B-23
Vegetables - Leafy Greens (other than Spinach) 23Table Note 3 B-9
Vegetables - Mixed Macedoine (optional grade) 33 2 2.84 L No B-10
Vegetables with - Sauce, Butter, Butter Sauce, Cheese Sauce or Tomato Sauce 24
Vegetables (Other) 23
Vegetable Juices (Other) 26
Vegetable Soups, Condensed 3 2.84 L No
Vegetable Soups, Ready-to-Serve 4 2.84 L No

Table Notes

Table note 2

Generic standard of identity for canned fruits

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Table Note 3

Generic Standard of identity for canned vegetables

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Regulated Frozen Products Found in the Processed Products Regulations (PPR)

Frozen Food Product Grade
Sch. I
Table II
Section #
Standard of Identity
Sch. II
Section #
Standard Container Sizes
Sch. III
Table II
Section #
Standard Container Sizes
 Sch.III
Largest Container Prescribed
Standard Container Sizes  
Sch. III
Can be packed in smaller than smallest container size
% Soluble Solids
Sch. IV
Table III
Section #
%Sweet ingredient
Sch. IV
Table IV
Section #
Size Grading
Sch. VI
Table #
Frozen Apples (sliced) 3 1 & 2 kg No 1(14)
Frozen Apple Juice - Concentrated 4 11 1.36 L No
Frozen Apricots 5 1 & 2 kg No 1(1)
Frozen Asparagus (tips or spears) 6 7 kg Yes IV
Frozen Asparagus (cuts or cuttings) 7 7 kg Yes
Frozen Beans (Green or Wax) 8 7 kg Yes I
Frozen Beans (Lima) 9 3 kg Yes III
Frozen Blackberries 12Table Note 4 1(2) 8
Frozen Blueberries 11 1 & 2 kg No 1(15) 5
Frozen Boysenberries 12Table Note 4 1(3) 6
Frozen Broccoli (spears, cut or chopped) 14 7 kg Yes
Frozen Brussel Sprouts 15 7 kg Yes VI
Frozen Cantaloupe, Melons 12Table Note 4 2(1)
Frozen Carrots (cut carrots-baby whole style, cut carrots- whole style, whole style baby carrots, whole carrots) 16 5 kg Yes VII
Frozen carrots (diced or sliced) 16 5 kg Yes
Frozen Cauliflower 17 7 kg Yes
Frozen Cherries (Red Sour Pitted) 18 1 & 2 kg No 1(4) 1 & 12
Frozen Cherries (Sweet) 19 1 & 2 kg No 1(16) 2
Frozen Corn - Whole Kernel (whole grain) 20 3 kg Yes
Frozen Corn on the Cob 22 10 No
Frozen Crab Apples 12Table Note 4 1(5)
Frozen French Fried Potatoes (* from white potatoes)
(straight cut or regular cut, shoestring or julienne, crinkle cut, crinkle cut shoestring or crinkle cut julienne)
 31 9 20 kg Yes
Frozen Fruit Cocktail 23 1 & 2 kg No 2(2)
Frozen Fruit for Salad 24 1 & 2 kg No 2(4)
Frozen Fruit Salad 25 1 & 2 kg No 2(3)
Frozen Fruits (Other) 12
Frozen Gooseberries 12Table Note 4 1(7)
Frozen Grapefruit 12Table Note 4 1(18)
Frozen Lawton berries 12Table Note 4 1(8)
Frozen Loganberries 12Table Note 4 1(9) 7
Frozen Mandarin Oranges 12Table Note 4 2(8)
Frozen Mushrooms (whole, sliced, diced, chopped,
stems and pieces or pieces and stems)
33
Frozen Onions 37
Frozen Orange Juice - Frozen Concentrated 27.2
Frozen Orange Juice - Sweetened Frozen Concentrated 44
Frozen Peaches (halved, sliced, diced or quartered) 28 1 & 2 kg No 2(5) 10
Frozen Pears 12Table Note 4 2(6)
Frozen Peas 29 3 kg Yes II
Frozen Peas – Snow 25Table Note 5
Frozen Peas and Carrots (diced, sliced or whole) 30 5 kg Yes
Frozen Pineapple 12Table Note 4 2(7)
Frozen Plums, Prune Plums 12Table Note 4 1(17)
Frozen Potatoes, Sweet 25Table Note 5 2(9)
Frozen Potatoes (whole white) 25Table Note 5 V
Frozen Raspberries 12Table Note 4 1(10) 4
Frozen Rhubarb (cut) 34 1 & 2 kg No 1(11) 9
Frozen Spinach (whole leaf, cut or chopped) 35 4 kg Yes
Frozen Squash – Cooked 32 8 kg Yes
Frozen Squash - Uncooked (diced or cubed) 33 8 kg Yes
Frozen Strawberries (whole) 12 1 & 2 kg No 1(12) 3
Frozen Strawberries (sliced) 13 1 & 2 kg No 1(12) 3
Frozen Thimbleberries 12Table Note 4 1(13)
Frozen Vegetables 27 5 kg Yes
Frozen Vegetables: Special Blends of Frozen Vegetables 27.1 6 kg Yes
Frozen Vegetables (Other) 25

Table Notes

Table note 4

Generic standard of identity for frozen fruits

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Table note 5

Generic standard of identity for frozen vegetables

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Summary of Labelling Requirements for Shipping Containers

Processed Fruits and Vegetables - Shipping Containers - Domestic, Import and Export
Requirements Height of Letters Location Language Preferences (PPR)
Common Name
The product name must be as prescribed by the standard
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except on the bottom English or French 46(a) mandatory
Grade
As indicated on the labels of the containers
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except on the bottom English or French 46(c) mandatory
Number and Size of the Containers minimum 1.6 mm any surface except on the bottom N/A 46(d) mandatory
Label Wording:
"Keep refrigerated"
Canned low-acid food which must be kept continuously refrigerated
minimum 1.6 mm on the main panel English or French 30.1(2)(a), B.27.002(2)(a) FDR
Label Wording:
"Keep frozen"
Canned low-acid food which must be kept continuously frozen
minimum 1.6 mm on the main panel English or French 30.1(2)(b), B.27.002(2)(b) FDR
Registration Number
The number must be the number of the establishment where the product was packaged
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except on the bottom N/A 46(e) mandatory if Canadian product
Country of Origin
Imported product: "Product of..." or the country of origin is part of the identity and principal place of business of the foreign dealer
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except on the bottom English or French 41 mandatory if imported product
Identity and Principal Place of Business

Domestic product:

  1. identity and principal place of business of the manufacturer; or
  2. identity and principal place of business of the first dealer preceded by: "prepared for", "distributed by "

Imported product (while following the criteria set out above for the country of origin):

  1. identity and principal place of business of the manufacturer;
  2. identity and principal place of business of the first dealer; or
  3. identity and principal place of business of the Canadian importer preceded by: "prepared for" ", "distributed by", "imported by"" or grouped with the declaration of country of origin
minimum 1.6 mm any surface except the bottom English or French 46(b) mandatory

For general requirements related to shipping containers (that apply to all foods packaged in this way), refer to Shipping Containers.

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