A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Discussion Document
Annex 3: Examples of varying requirements for labelling of grade names

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Product Canadian Grade Name Equivalent Import Grade name Minimum Type Size Location Language Shape or Outline
Cartons, and trays of eggs with an overwrap CANADA A
CANADA B
equivalent grade designation of the exporting country "CANADA": 1.5 mm grade letter: 3 mm import grade name: 3 mm Top Both English and French if A or B, must be shown inside the outline of a maple leaf
Cartons, and trays of eggs with an overwrap CANADA C
CANADA NEST RUN
equivalent grade designation of the exporting country 1.5 mm Top Both English and French if A or B, must be shown inside the outline of a maple leaf
Prepackaged Honey Canada No. 1
Canada No. 2
Canada No. 3
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
Based on the size of the Principal Display Surface (PDS) – accompanying table Principal Display Panel (PDP) Both English and French N/A
Certain prepackaged Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 21 grade names
(e.g., Canada Extra Fancy, Canada Fancy)
21 equivalent import grade names
(e.g., Extra Fancy Grade, Fancy Grade)
1.6 mm Principal Display Panel (PDP) Both English and French N/A
Certain prepackaged fish and seafood products 50 grade names (e.g., Choice, Standard) Same as Canadian grade name if 900 g or less: 3.2 mm main panel (i.e. PDP) Either English or French N/A
Individually wrapped processed poultry CANADA A
CANADA C
CANADA UTILITY UTILITÉ
GRADE A
GRADE C
GRADE UTILITY UTILITÉ
same proportion as illustrated in Schedule I grade letter: bold face with a height according to section 65(1) and 65(2) Must also be shown in a certain colour immediately on or over anterior centre of breast of poultry Both English and French must be shown inside the outline of a maple leaf and correct colour
Possible New Approach Maintain as is in a "Grade" section or, possibly document incorporated by reference Maintain as is in a "Grade" section or, possibly document incorporated by reference Must be shown in a manner that is legible to the consumer under normal conditions. On any panel except the bottom In both English and French Eliminate (Industry can continue to use if they wish)
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