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standard of identity

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NounEdit

standard of identity (plural standards of identity)

  1. (US, Canada, law) A government regulation which establishes the criteria which must be met before a product may be labeled as being a certain food.

Usage notesEdit

The phrase, “standard of identity” is particularly used by the U.S. Food and Drug Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.