Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 - Produce, Honey and Maple Products

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 119/11
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Food Safety and Quality Act
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Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
The amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 clarify the application of the regulation and exempt products and activities regulated under the Canada Agricultural Products Act, a federal statute.

A number of the amendments clarify provisions related to honey and maple products. The amendments clarify:
- that it is operators of packing facilities for honey and maple products who are responsible for complying with cleanliness standards;
- the exemption applicable to the sale of ungraded honey by honey producers; and
- the capacity standards for containers of maple products.
The amendments replace references to honey grading equipment that is no longer available with references to available equipment. The amendments also extend the exemption for very small containers from the requirement to display the capacity on the label that currently applies to maple syrup to all maple products.
With respect to produce, the amendments clarify the produce to which the regulation applies and for which retail display signs are required.
The amendments correct typographical errors and ensure the proper and consistent use of the terms "package" and "container".
Contact Address:
Wayne Patterson
Policy Advisor
Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch
1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Effective Date:
July 1, 2012