Meat Inspection Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.))

Act current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporation

 Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, any officer, director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

Marginal note:Venue

 A prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted, carried on, heard and determined in the place where the offence was committed or the subject-matter of the prosecution arose, where the accused was apprehended or where the accused happens to be or is carrying on business.

Marginal note:Certificate of analyst or report of inspector
  •  (1) In any proceedings for a violation, or for an offence under this Act, a certificate of an analyst or a report of an inspector purporting to have been signed by the analyst or inspector and stating the results of the analysis or inspection is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate or report and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the matters asserted in the certificate or report.

  • Marginal note:Copies or extracts

    (2) In any proceedings for a violation, or for an offence under this Act, a copy of or an extract from any book, record or document made by an inspector pursuant to paragraph 13(1)(c) and appearing to have been certified under the inspector’s signature as a true copy or extract is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the copy or extract and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, has the same probative force as the original would have if it were proved in the ordinary way.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (3) No certificate, report, copy or extract referred to in this section shall be received in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has, before the trial, served on the party against whom it is intended to be produced reasonable notice of that intention together with a duplicate of the certificate, report, copy or extract.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.), s. 26;
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 70.
Marginal note:Evidence of identification

 In any proceedings for a violation, or for an offence under this Act, proof that a meat product, package or label bore

  • (a) a name and address purporting to be that of the person who prepared, packaged or labelled it, or

  • (b) a registered number or registered brand mark purporting to be that of the establishment where it was prepared, packaged or labelled,

is proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the meat product was prepared, packaged or labelled by the person or at the establishment whose name, address, registered number or registered brand mark appeared on the meat product, package or label.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.), s. 27;
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 71.
 
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