Specific Foods
Foods for Commercial or Industrial Enterprise or Institution

This section deals with the requirements of multiple-serving, ready-to-eat prepackaged products served in a commercial or industrial enterprise or institution. It identifies the major differences in the presentation of nutrition information for this class of foods as compared to prepackaged foods for the consumer.

This category of foods applies to prepackaged products that are [B.01.405 (1), FDR]:

  • in multiple servings in a package;
  • ready to serve (may be shipped frozen or thawed but must be precooked, if required);
  • able to be served without the addition of other ingredients (but may be served in conjunction with other foods); and
  • intended solely to be served in a commercial or industrial enterprise or institution (e.g. a restaurant, cafeteria or hospital).

Examples of this category of foods include: cooked lasagna, gravy, cooked seasoned filets, fresh pasta, pasta sauce, beverages, cherry pie, bagels, cereals, jam, lunch meats, condiments and dressings.

There are many similarities between this category and foods for use in manufacturing other foods. They have the same nutrition labelling requirements with some flexibility in the manner by which nutritional information is provided for a shipment of food (documentation for purchaser). [B.01.405(2), B.01.405(3), FDR].

Note: The Nutrient Declarations section does not apply to these foods. Instead, the manner in which the nutrients are declared is the same as for consumer packaged products:

  • nutrients must include serving size declaration (consumer friendly and metric measure);
  • units of measure, rounding and daily values for consumer foods are used.
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