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Alcoholic Beverages

The information below discusses label declarations which must appear on the label of an alcoholic beverage, along with explanations as to how this labelling information must be presented on the label. It includes the requirements for alcoholic beverages which have prescribed standards in Division 2 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) as well as those products for which there are no prescribed standards.


A beverage containing 1.1% or more alcohol by volume is considered an alcoholic beverage. These products must meet the labelling and compositional requirements found in Division 2 of the FDR. Readers are also advised to verify provincial legislation as it may differ from the federal requirements.

Labelling Requirements

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