Consumer and industry approved definitions of Ontario food products

Ontario beef
Ontario beef will be born, raised, slaughtered and further processed in an approved facility in Ontario. When there are not enough calves born in Ontario to meet the demand for beef, calves may be sourced from within Canada. This beef will be raised, slaughtered and further processed in Ontario. This would return more than 80 per cent of the direct costs of production to Ontario’s farmers and economy.
Ontario cheese
More than 90% of the milk in Ontario cheese is produced on Ontario dairy farms. Up to 10% of the milk used for processing in Ontario can be sourced from within Canada. The curds and whey must be produced in Ontario from Ontario dairy inputs. Any identified secondary ingredients need to be grown and produced in Ontario (e.g. strawberry cream cheese).
Ontario chicken
Ontario chicken will be hatched from eggs laid in Ontario or from newly hatched chicks which may be sourced from within Canada or the United States. These chickens will then be raised, slaughtered and processed in Ontario.
Ontario dairy products (yogurt, sour cream etc. – excludes milk and cheese)
More than 90% of the milk in Ontario dairy products must be produced on Ontario dairy farms. Up to 10% of the milk used for processing in Ontario can be sourced from within Canada. Any identified secondary ingredients need to be grown and produced in Ontario (e.g. peach yogurt).
Ontario eggs
Ontario eggs must be laid on egg farms in Ontario.
Ontario fruit
Ontario fruit must be grown in Ontario.
Ontario hard wheat flour
A majority (over 80%) of the final volume of the product must be grown in Ontario and 100% of the wheat must be milled in Ontario.
Ontario honey
100% of the product must be produced, extracted and packaged in Ontario.
Ontario lamb
Must be born, raised, slaughtered and processed in Ontario.
Ontario maple syrup
100% of the product must be collected, processed and packaged in Ontario.
Ontario milk
More than 90% of the milk processed in Ontario is sourced from Ontario dairy farms. Up to 10% of the milk used for processing in Ontario can be sourced from within Canada. Any identified secondary ingredients need to be grown and produced in Ontario.
Ontario pork
Must be born, raised, slaughtered and processed in Ontario.
Ontario processed food products
Ontario processed food products must be made in Ontario from a majority of Ontario ingredients. More than 80% of the total direct costs of production must return to Ontario. Primary agricultural ingredients will meet the individual Ontario foods definition.
Example: “Ontario beef and vegetable soup" – the primary ingredients (in this case beef and vegetables), would need to meet the individual Ontario food definitions.
Ontario soft wheat flour (cake and pastry flour)
Due to extensive production of soft wheat in the province, 100% of the Ontario soft wheat needs to be grown and milled in Ontario
Ontario turkey
Ontario turkey will be hatched from eggs laid in Ontario or from newly hatched poults which may be sourced from within Canada or the United States. These poults will then be raised, slaughtered and processed in Ontario.
Ontario vegetables
Ontario vegetables must be grown in Ontario.

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Commodities or commodity organizations that have not developed commodity specific definitions for the use of the Foodland Ontario logo will use 100% Ontario definitions (born, raised, slaughtered and processed in Ontario).