Labelling Requirements for Honey Products

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The labelling requirements of the Honey Regulations (HR) that are summarized in this section apply to pure honey (creamed or liquid) produced in federally registered establishments, as well as to imported honey. When sold in Canada, these honey products are also subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA).

Other honey products such as flavoured honey or honey destined for intraprovincial trade are subject to the labelling requirements under the FDA and the CPLA. These are summarized in the core labelling, claims and statements, and food-specific labelling requirement pages of the Industry Labelling Tool. Provincial regulations may also apply to products sold within that province.

The requirements detailed in the following sections are specific to honey products. They are in addition to the core labelling and other requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.

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