Labelling Requirements for Processed Products
Registration Number

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When the product has been packed in Canada, the registration number of the establishment (where the product was prepared) or its identifying mark must be shown:

  • on the label or embossed on the container, when the identity and principal place of business of the responsible party are those of the distributor or the first dealer [33, PPR]
  • on the label of all shipping containers [46(e), PPR]

The registration number assigned to an establishment cannot be applied to a product prepared or packaged in another establishment [47, PPR].

Products imported and sold in their original container do not carry a registration number since they were not prepared or packaged in an establishment registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

There are no objections the declaration of a registration number on a label of a product not covered under the PPR, but prepared in a registered establishment.

The registration number may be shown anywhere on the label, except the bottom of the container, in a minimum type height of 1.6 mm. However, it is recommended that the registration number be shown near the identity and principal place of business of the responsible party [36(1), 42, 46, PPR].

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