Feeds Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-9)

Act current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2015-02-27. Previous Versions

Feeds Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. F-9

An Act respecting feeds

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Feeds Act.

  • R.S., c. F-7, s. 1.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

analyst

analyste

analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 6; (analyste)

conveyance

véhicule

conveyance means a vessel, aircraft, train, motor vehicle, trailer or other means of transportation, including a cargo container; (véhicule)

document

document

document means anything on which information that is capable of being understood by a person, or read by a computer or other device, is recorded or marked; (document)

environment

environnement

environment means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water,

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere,

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); (environnement)

establishment

établissement

establishment means any place, including a conveyance, where a feed is manufactured, stored, packaged or labelled; (établissement)

feed

aliments

feed means any substance or mixture of substances containing amino acids, anti-oxidants, carbohydrates, condiments, enzymes, fats, minerals, non-protein nitrogen products, proteins or vitamins, or pelletizing, colouring, foaming or flavouring agents and any other substance manufactured, sold or represented for use

  • (a) for consumption by livestock,

  • (b) for providing the nutritional requirements of livestock, or

  • (c) for the purpose of preventing or correcting nutritional disorders of livestock,

or any substance for use in any such substance or mixture of substances; (aliments)

inspection mark

sceau d’inspection

inspection mark means a prescribed mark, stamp, seal, product legend, word or design or any combination of those things; (sceau d’inspection)

inspector

inspecteur

inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to section 6; (inspecteur)

item to which this Act applies

chose visée par la présente loi

item to which this Act applies means

  • (a) a feed,

  • (b) anything used in an activity regulated under this Act, and

  • (c) a document that is related to a feed or to any activity regulated under this Act; (chose visée par la présente loi)

label

étiquette

label includes any legend, word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any feed or package; (étiquette)

livestock

animaux de ferme

livestock means horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, foxes, fish, mink, rabbits and poultry and includes such other creatures as may be designated by regulation as livestock for the purposes of this Act; (animaux de ferme)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)

package

emballage

package includes a sack, bag, barrel, case or any other container in which feeds are placed or packed; (emballage)

penalty

sanction

penalty means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation; (sanction)

prescribed

Version anglaise seulement

prescribed means prescribed by regulation; (Version anglaise seulement)

sell

vente

sell includes sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute; (vente)

Tribunal

Commission

Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 4.1(1) of the Canada Agricultural Products Act; (Commission)

violation

violation

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)

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-9, s. 2;
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 25;
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 46;
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 45;
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 53.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Absence of registration, etc.
  •  (1) No person shall manufacture, sell or import into Canada any feed unless the feed

    • (a) has, in accordance with the regulations, been approved by the Minister or registered;

    • (b) conforms to prescribed standards; and

    • (c) is packaged and labelled in accordance with the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) do not apply to any feed consisting of whole seeds or grains of cultivated farm crops if it is free from prescribed deleterious substances.

  • Marginal note:Feed presenting risk of harm

    (3) No person shall manufacture, sell, import or export in contravention of the regulations any feed that presents a risk of harm to human or animal health or the environment.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-9, s. 3;
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 54.
Marginal note:Prescribed activity with licence or registration

 No person shall conduct a prescribed activity in respect of a prescribed feed that has been imported for sale — or that is to be exported or to be sent or conveyed from one province to another — unless the person is authorized to do so by a registration made under subsection 5.2(1), by a licence issued under that subsection or by both such a registration and licence, as provided for in the regulations.

  • 2015, c. 2, s. 55.
Marginal note:Prescribed activity in registered establishment

 No person shall conduct a prescribed activity in respect of a prescribed feed that has been imported for sale — or that is to be exported or to be sent or conveyed from one province to another — unless the activity is conducted in an establishment registered under subsection 5.3(1) in accordance with the regulations.

  • 2015, c. 2, s. 55.
Marginal note:Use of inspection mark
  •  (1) Unless authorized by the regulations, no person shall

    • (a) apply or use an inspection mark; or

    • (b) advertise or sell anything if the thing has an inspection mark on it or an inspection mark is used in connection with the thing.

  • Marginal note:Use of similar mark

    (2) No person shall

    • (a) apply or use a thing that so resembles an inspection mark that it is likely to be mistaken for it; or

    • (b) advertise or sell anything that has on it a thing referred to in paragraph (a) or that has a thing referred to in that paragraph used in connection with it.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (3) A person found in possession of anything referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b) is considered, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to be in possession of it for the purpose of advertising or selling.

  • 2015, c. 2, s. 55.
 
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