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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Version of section 199 from 2022-06-21 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:False, misleading or deceptive labelling

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the Act, labelling a food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression includes labelling a food with

    • (a) any representation in which expressions, words, figures, depictions or symbols are used, arranged or shown in a manner that may reasonably be considered to qualify the declared net quantity of a consumer prepackaged food or that is likely to deceive with respect to the net quantity of a consumer prepackaged food; or

    • (b) any expression, word, number, depiction or symbol that may reasonably be considered to imply that a prepackaged food contains any matter that it does not in fact contain or that it does not contain any matter that it does in fact contain.

  • Marginal note:False, misleading or deceptive selling, importing and advertising

    (2) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the Act, selling, importing or advertising a food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression includes selling, importing or advertising

    • (a) a consumer prepackaged food that is labelled in the manner set out in paragraph (1)(a); or

    • (b) a prepackaged food that is labelled in the manner set out in paragraph (1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Declaration of net quantity — labelling

    (3) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the Act, labelling a consumer prepackaged food with a declaration of net quantity does not constitute labelling a food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive if

    • (a) the declaration meets any requirements under the Act; and

    • (b) the actual net quantity of the food is, subject to the tolerance provided under subsection (5), not less than its declared net quantity.

  • Marginal note:Declaration of net quantity — selling, importing or advertising

    (4) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the Act, selling, importing or advertising a consumer prepackaged food that is labelled with a declaration of net quantity does not constitute selling, importing or advertising a food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive if the conditions set out in paragraphs (3)(a) and (b) are met.

  • Marginal note:Tolerance — paragraph (3)(b)

    (5) For the purposes of paragraph (3)(b), the tolerance for a declared net quantity that is set out in column 1 of the applicable table in Schedule 4 is the tolerance that is set out in column 2 or 3 for that net quantity.

  • SOR/2022-144, s. 17

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