Labelling Requirements for Processed Products
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The labelling requirements of the Processed Products Regulations (PPR) that are summarized in this section apply to processed fruit and vegetable products produced in federally registered establishments, as well as to imported processed products. When sold in Canada, these foods are also subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA).

Processed fruit and vegetable products destined for intraprovincial trade are subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act. These are summarized in the core labelling , claims and statements, and food-specific labelling requirements pages of the Industry Labelling Tool. Provincial regulations may also apply to products sold within that province. 

There are six types of processed products:

  1. Low acid foods in hermetically sealed containers (e.g., canned vegetable products, vegetable soups);
  2. Acidified low acid canned foods (e.g., fermented or acidified pickled products, horseradish, acidified canned vegetables);
  3. Frozen foods (e.g., frozen fruits, frozen vegetables);
  4. Acid foods (e.g., canned fruits, canned tomato products);
  5. Low water activity (AW) foods (e.g., jams, jellies, pie filling, glace fruit); and
  6. Juices and nectars (e.g., fruit juices, vegetable juices, fruit nectars).

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

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