An Act respecting the import and export of and interprovincial trade in meat products, the registration of establishments, the inspection of animals and meat products in registered establishments and the standards for those establishments and for animals slaughtered and meat products prepared in those establishments
Marginal note:Short title
advertise includes the making of a representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, the sale or disposal of a meat product; (publicité)
analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to subsection 12(1); (analyste)
animal means any animal in the class of mammals or birds and includes any other animal that is prescribed for the purposes of this Act or that falls within a class of animals prescribed for those purposes; (animal)
carcass means the body of a dead animal; (carcasse)
establishment means any place in which animals are slaughtered or meat products are prepared, packaged, labelled or stored; (établissement)
inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to subsection 12(1) or (1.1); (inspecteur)
label includes any legend, word, mark, symbol, design, imprint, stamp, brand, ticket or tag or any combination thereof that is or is to be applied or attached to or included in, or that accompanies or is to accompany, any meat product, package or animal; (étiquette)
meat inspection legend
meat inspection legend means any prescribed meat inspection legend; (estampille)
produit de viande
meat product means
Minister means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)
package means an inner or outer receptacle or covering used or to be used in connection with a meat product; (emballage)
penalty means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation; (sanction)
person includes any individual, corporation, partnership or organization; (personne)
prescribedVersion anglaise seulement
prescribed means prescribed by the regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)
registered establishment means an establishment registered in accordance with the regulations; (établissement agréé)
Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 4.1(1) of the Canada Agricultural Products Act; (Commission)
violation means any contravention of this Act or the regulations that may be proceeded with in accordance with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act. (violation)
Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
(2) This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
- R.S., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.), s. 2;
- 1994, c. 38, s. 25;
- 1995, c. 40, s. 64;
- 1997, c. 6, s. 72;
- 2005, c. 38, s. 121.
Marginal note:Registered establishment
3 (1) It shall be a condition of the registration and operation of an establishment as a registered establishment that the establishment and all animals and meat products in it are subject to this Act and the regulations.
Marginal note:Operator’s licence
(2) No person shall operate a registered establishment unless that person has obtained a licence therefor in accordance with the regulations.
Marginal note:Meat inspection legend
4 The meat inspection legend shall be a national trade-mark, and the exclusive property in and, subject to this Act, the right to the use of that trade-mark is hereby declared to be vested in Her Majesty in right of Canada.
Marginal note:Authorized use
5 No person shall, unless authorized by the regulations,
(a) apply or use the meat inspection legend; or
(b) advertise or sell or have in his possession for any such purpose anything to which the meat inspection legend is applied or in connection with which the meat inspection legend is used.
Marginal note:Use of similar legend prohibited
6 No person shall
(a) apply or use any legend, word, mark, symbol or design or any combination thereof that so closely resembles the meat inspection legend as to be likely to be mistaken for it; or
(b) advertise or sell or have in his possession for any such purpose anything to which there is applied or in connection with which there is used any legend, word, mark, symbol or design or any combination thereof that so closely resembles the meat inspection legend as to be likely to be mistaken for it.
Trade in Meat Products
7 No person shall export a meat product out of Canada unless
(a) it was prepared or stored in a registered establishment that was operated in accordance with this Act and the regulations;
(b) that person provides an inspector with evidence satisfactory to the Minister that the meat product meets the requirements of the country to which it is being exported; and
(c) that person obtains a certificate from an inspector authorizing the export of that meat product.
Marginal note:Interprovincial trade
8 No person shall send or convey a meat product from one province to another unless
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