Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-05-16. Previous Versions

  •  (1) All fabrication, packaging/labelling, testing, storage and transportation methods and procedures that may affect the quality of a drug shall be examined and approved by the person in charge of the quality control department before their implementation.

  • (2) The person in charge of the quality control department shall cause to be investigated any complaint or information that is received respecting the quality of a drug or its deficiencies or hazards and cause any necessary corrective action to be taken, in the case where the complaint or information relates to an activity over which the department exercises quality control.

  • (2.1) In the case where the complaint or information that is received does not relate to an activity over which the quality control department exercises quality control, the person in charge of the department shall forward the complaint or information to the person in charge of the quality control department that exercises quality control over that activity.

  • (3) The person in charge of the quality control department shall cause all tests or examinations required pursuant to this Division to be performed by a competent laboratory.

  • SOR/82-524, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-12, s. 15;
  • SOR/2010-95, s. 6.

Packaging Material Testing

  •  (1) Each lot or batch of packaging material shall, prior to its use in the packaging of a drug, be examined or tested against the specifications for that packaging material.

  • (2) No lot or batch of packaging material shall be used in the packaging of a drug unless the lot or batch of packaging material complies with the specifications for that packaging material.

  • (3) The specifications referred to in subsections (1) and (2) shall

    • (a) be in writing;

    • (b) be acceptable to the Director who shall take into account the specifications contained in any publication mentioned in Schedule B to the Act; and

    • (c) be approved by the person in charge of the quality control department.

  • SOR/82-524, s. 3;
  • SOR/89-174, s. 8(F).
  •  (1) The examination or testing referred to in section C.02.016 shall be performed on a sample taken

    • (a) after receipt of each lot or batch of packaging material on the premises of the person who packages a drug; or

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), before receipt of each lot or batch of packaging material on the premises of the person who packages a drug, if

      • (i) that person

        • (A) has evidence satisfactory to the Director to demonstrate that packaging materials sold to him by the vendor of that lot or batch of packaging material are consistently manufactured in accordance with and consistently comply with the specifications for those packaging materials, and

        • (B) undertakes periodic complete confirmatory examination or testing with a frequency satisfactory to the Director,

      • (ii) the packaging material has not been transported or stored under conditions that may affect its compliance with the specifications for that packaging material.

  • (2) After a lot or batch of packaging material is received on the premises of the person who packages a drug,

    • (a) the lot or batch of the packaging material shall be examined or tested for identity; and

    • (b) the labels shall be examined or tested in order to ensure that they comply with the specifications for those labels.

  • SOR/82-524, s. 3;
  • SOR/89-174, ss. 2(F), 8(F);
  • SOR/97-12, s. 56(F).