Food and Drugs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-27)

Act current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-10-23. Previous Versions

Food and Drugs Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. F-27

An Act respecting food, drugs, cosmetics and therapeutic devices

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Food and Drugs Act.

  • R.S., c. F-27, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“advertisement”

« publicité » ou « annonce »

“advertisement” includes any representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly the sale or disposal of any food, drug, cosmetic or device;

“analyst”

« analyste »

“analyst” means a person designated as an analyst for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act under section 28 or under section 13 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act;

“contraceptive device”

« moyen anticonceptionnel »

“contraceptive device” means any instrument, apparatus, contrivance or substance other than a drug, that is manufactured, sold or represented for use in the prevention of conception;

“cosmetic”

« cosmétique »

“cosmetic” includes any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth, and includes deodorants and perfumes;

“Department”

« ministère »

“Department” means the Department of Health;

“device”

« instrument »

“device” means any article, instrument, apparatus or contrivance, including any component, part or accessory thereof, manufactured, sold or represented for use in

  • (a) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals,

  • (b) restoring, correcting or modifying a body function or the body structure of human beings or animals,

  • (c) the diagnosis of pregnancy in human beings or animals, or

  • (d) the care of human beings or animals during pregnancy and at and after birth of the offspring, including care of the offspring,

and includes a contraceptive device but does not include a drug;

“drug”

« drogue »

“drug” includes any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in

  • (a) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals,

  • (b) restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in human beings or animals, or

  • (c) disinfection in premises in which food is manufactured, prepared or kept;

“food”

« aliment »

“food” includes any article manufactured, sold or represented for use as food or drink for human beings, chewing gum, and any ingredient that may be mixed with food for any purpose whatever;

“inspector”

« inspecteur »

“inspector” means any person designated as an inspector for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act under subsection 22(1) or under section 13 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act;

“label”

« étiquette »

“label” includes any legend, word or mark attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any food, drug, cosmetic, device or package;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Health;

“package”

« emballage »

“package” includes any thing in which any food, drug, cosmetic or device is wholly or partly contained, placed or packed;

“prescribed”

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“prescribed” means prescribed by the regulations;

“sell”

« vente »

“sell” includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute, whether or not the distribution is made for consideration;

“unsanitary conditions”

« conditions non hygiéniques »

“unsanitary conditions” means such conditions or circumstances as might contaminate with dirt or filth, or render injurious to health, a food, drug or cosmetic.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-27, s. 2;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 191;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F);
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 71;
  • 1994, c. 26, s. 32(F), c. 38, s. 18;
  • 1995, c. 1, s. 63;
  • 1996, c. 8, ss. 23.1, 32, 34;
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 62.