UPDATED: Product Lifecycle Management Manual

Find answers to questions pertaining to how to apply for a listing; definitions of the various listing types; how to maintain a listing and finally how a product exits the portfolio. View the Product Lifecycle Management Manual here


Identification Standards 

UPC Standards - The Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ) manual, Product Identification Standards for Use in the Distribution of Beverage Alcohol, identifies the various types of bar code symbols used for beverage alcohol, their basic structure and the standards for their use. 

Suppliers/agents wishing to obtain information regarding product identification standards for use in the distribution of beverage alcohol may select the following: 

  • Labelling Standards – Food and Drugs Act and Regulations Suppliers shall ensure that labels meet the requirements of all Federal Legislation, including the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. This act can be accessed by selecting the following link: Click here.
  • Labelling Standards – Beverage Containers Act Suppliers shall ensure that labels meet the requirements of the Beverage Containers Act of the Province of New Brunswick. This act can be accessed by selecting the following link: Click here


Refund Statement

The following are acceptable versions of the wording that we have the latitude to approve. Any other versions must be approved by the Dept. of the Environment (through ANB) 

  • Refund/Consignee 
  • Return for refund where applicable/Consignee la ou la loi le prescrit
  • Return for refund where applicable/Bouteille consignee selon la loi 

The lettering size is 1/16th of an inch (1.6 mm) based on the lower case ”o” as a minimum. (Most federal requirements state 1/8th of an inch) 

The wording can be on any part of the bottle except for the bottom. The wording in sentence 2 is acceptable to the LCBO so in the event the supplier wants to standardize their label, they should use version 2. 

Click here to view the Identification Standards.


ANBL Bev Hub

Suppliers/agents wishing to register to apply for a new product listing with ANBL should contact us at information@anbl.com or (506) 452-6826.

ANBL Bev Hub is an easy-to-use, web-based tool that allows suppliers and their agents to submit products for review. Through our user friendly portal you can provide pertinent information and upload various required documents and images. You will also be able to track the progress of your online submissions at your convenience. 

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