Labelling Requirements for Processed Products
Common Name - Processed Products

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Processed fruits and vegetables are subject to the same common name requirements as other prepackaged foods.

Examples:

  • Canned "Apple Juice" is specifically listed in Schedule I, Table I, Item 3, of the PPR. It must be named "apple juice".
  • "Orange Juice" is not specifically listed in the PPR. It falls under the generic standard of identity "fruit juice" in Schedule II, Item 13, of the PPR. Since Section B.11.128 of the FDR has "orange juice" in bold face type, the common name of the food must be declared as "orange juice".
  • Canned "hearts of palm" are not specifically listed in the PPR. The product falls under the generic standard of identity "canned vegetable" in Schedule II, Item 23, of the PPR. The FDR does not have "hearts of palm" as a bold faced name. The common name of the food is therefore the name by which it is generally known, i.e., "hearts of palm".
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