Regulation - Minister

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulatory Amendment -- VQA Logo

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 406/00
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Vintners Qualtiy Alliance Act, 1999
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and took effect July 1, 2012.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 19, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
The amendment would allow the optional removal of the (black and gold square design) VQA logo from packaging if the appellation of origin is displayed on the front label in a font size of at least 3.2 mm.
The amendment would
- Make the appellation of origin and VQA letters more prominent on labels; and
- Refocus labelling to the specific place of origin rather than the generic VQA brand logo.
Contact Address:
Jordana Berke
Ministry of Consumer Services, Policy & Consumer Protection Services Division
5th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Effective Date:
July 1, 2012