Label Standards

As a retailer of beverage alcohol in the province of Ontario, the LCBO is responsible for ensuring the products purchased and offered for sale are in compliance with the LCBO Product Packaging Standards and Chemical Guidelines, which are based on federal and provincial compositional labelling requirements. In addition, all products must comply with specific LCBO requirements essential to our retail environment.

These pages present links, downloads, and information intended to assist suppliers in designing labels that meet LCBO requirements.

The LCBO provides label examination review services for products:

  • Purchased by or in the process of being purchased by the LCBO
  • Purchased by The Beer Store (TBS)
  • Ontario wines offered for sale under an Ontario Winery Retail Licence

Request for Label Examination forms are available on the Forms page of this site.

Suppliers desiring Canadian label review of products that are not for sale in Ontario should avail themselves of the label review service offered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This service reviews labels against federal requirements only.

For information about Canadian label requirements visit:

Note:  All Government websites may not have been updated with Label requirement updates which took effect in December 2016

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