Labelling Requirements for Honey Products
Net Quantity Declaration – Honey Products

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The net quantity of prepackaged honey for the consumer and honey packaged in bulk must be declared in metric units of weight (grams "g" or kilograms "kg") [35(1)(a)(iv), 36(1)(d), 36(1)(e.1), 47(1)(c)(iv), 47(1)(d)(iv), HR].

For prepackaged honey for the consumer, the minimum type height for the numerical portion of the net quantity declaration is outlined in the table Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade and Colour Declarations. See the Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Honey and Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Packages and Bulk Containers of Honey for additional details on language, legibility and location of this declaration.

For more information, refer to Net Quantity.

For honey graded under the Honey Regulations, there are standard container sizes which are listed below.

Standard Container Sizes for Honey

The following standard container sizes are applicable for prepackaged honey for the consumer that has been graded according to the Honey Regulations or that is marketed by a registered establishment - any weight up to and including 150 g, 250 g, 375 g, 500 g, 750 g, 1 kg, 1.5 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg or 5 kg.

The standardized container sizes for honey packaged in bulk are 7 kg, 15 kg, 30 kg, or in containers larger than 30 kg that are a multiple of 1 kg [30(2), 47(1)(b), HR].

The Minister may authorize for experimental use the sale of honey packed in containers not set out in sections 29 and 30 [29(4), 31, HR].

Applications for an exemption should be made in writing, prior to any sale or importation of honey, to:

National Manager, Standards of Identity, Composition and Grades
Floor 6, Room 123
1400 Merivale Road, Tower 2
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9

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