standard of identity


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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.

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 20:24