Foods of plant origin
Learn about regulatory requirements for produce, honey and maple products in Ontario and access additional resources.
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The term “foods of plant origin” includes produce, honey, and maple products that are regulated under Ontario Regulation 119/11 of the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001, in addition to any other applicable federal or provincial legislation.
The ministry’s Inspection Programs Unit:
- enforces the requirements under Ontario Regulation 119/11 for foods of plant origin that fall under its scope
- provides education and advice to the foods of plant origin industry
- administers monitoring programs to assess regulatory compliance related to foods of plant origin
Further information is also available on the regulatory requirements for different foods of plant origin and the ministry’s monitoring programs.
Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
- Regulatory requirements for produce in Ontario
- Overview of food safety for sprouts and microgreens
- Parasites on produce:
- Regulatory requirements for maple products in Ontario
- Premises and food grade material requirements for producing maple syrup in Ontario
- Preventing lead contamination in maple products
- Preventing mold growth in maple syrup
- Production lot codes for maple syrup in Ontario
- Honey Monitoring Program and results
- Maple Syrup Monitoring Program and results
- Food Safety Monitoring Program and results
Cleaning and sanitation
For more information about the requirements under Ontario Regulation 119/11 or the ministry’s monitoring programs, contact the Inspection Programs Unit by email at FPO.OMAFRA@ontario.ca.