Frequently Asked Questions about the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act

Legislation Update:

On July 1, 2011 the Ontario government introduced new regulations with regard to food safety, grading, packaging and labelling of fruit and vegetables, honey and maple products.

Ontario Regulation 119/11 - Produce, Honey and Maple Products under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 replaced Regulations 378 - Grades, Fruit and Vegetables, 384 - Honey and 386 - Maple Products in the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act.

The information for this link is currently being updated to reflect the new changes.

A copy of O. Reg. 119/11 can be found at:

We request your patience while we update this page. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need specific information, please contact:

Foods of Plant Origin Program
Telephone: 1-888-466-2372
Suzete Moniz
Regulatory and Standards Coordinator

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-888-466-2372 ext 6-4230
Local: (519) 826-4230
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 04 January 2005
Last Reviewed: 15 August 2011