Honey Regulations (C.R.C., c. 287)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/80-184, s. 22]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-304, s. 8]

 Honey that does not meet the requirements of these Regulations

  • (a) shall be refused entry into Canada; or

  • (b) where entry is permitted, that honey shall be placed under detention until it meets the requirements of these Regulations.

 [Repealed, SOR/97-304, s. 9]

  •  (1) Where imported honey is blended with Canadian honey and repacked in Canada, the blended product shall be packed, classified, graded and marked in accordance with these Regulations.

  • (2) Where imported honey is repacked in Canada, unblended with Canadian honey, it shall be packed, classified, graded and marked in accordance with these Regulations.

Exports

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 54, no person shall market in export trade any honey for which grades or standards are prescribed by these Regulations unless

    • (a) the honey was prepared in a registered establishment in accordance with these Regulations; and

    • (b) the honey meets the requirements of the appropriate grade or standard prescribed by these Regulations.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a shipment of honey that

    • (a) weighs 20 kg or less;

    • (b) is part of an emigrant’s effects; or

    • (c) is carried on any vessel, train, motor vehicle, aircraft or other means of transportation for use as food for the crew or passengers thereof.

  • SOR/97-304, s. 10.

 Honey that does not meet the requirements of these Regulations in respect of grade, standard, packing or labelling may be exported if

  • (a) the registration number of the establishment in which the honey was packed is marked on the label of the container;

  • (b) the lot number or the code of the shipment is marked on the label or embossed on the container;

  • (c) the markings on the label or the container do not misrepresent the quality, quantity, colour class, composition, characteristics, origin, safety or value of the honey;

  • (d) the shipper provides to an inspector a signed statement certifying that the container and labelling meet the requirements of the importing country; and

  • (e) the statement referred to in paragraph (d) is included in the export documentation.

  • SOR/97-304, s. 10.
  •  (1) A person who wishes to obtain an export certificate for honey that certifies that the honey meets the export requirements of these Regulations shall

    • (a) submit an application, in a form provided by the Agency, duly completed in duplicate, to an inspector or at the nearest inspection office, containing the following information:

      • (i) the date and place of the application,

      • (ii) the registration number of the establishment in which the honey was prepared,

      • (iii) the name and address of the exporter,

      • (iv) the name and address of the consignee,

      • (v) the name of the carrier,

      • (vi) the date the shipment is to go forward,

      • (vii) a description of the honey and any identification marks, including the grade and the brand name,

      • (viii) the number of shipping containers and the number, size and kind of containers per shipping container,

      • (ix) a statement that the honey mentioned in the application is sound, wholesome and edible and that it meets the requirements of the Act and these Regulations, and

      • (x) the signature of the applicant; and

    • (b) have the honey inspected in accordance with the conditions set out in section 38.

  • (2) No person shall use an export certificate for the purpose of marketing honey except

    • (a) to export honey from the place where the certificate is issued to the destination shown on the certificate; and

    • (b) for a period not exceeding 60 days after the date on which the certificate is issued.

  • (3) The exporter shall retain a copy of the export certificate for a period of two years after the date on which it is issued.

  • SOR/97-304, s. 10;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 12.