1. Forks, pumps, tools or other equipment and practices that pierce, tear or otherwise damage or contaminate the edible portion of fish shall not be used.
2. Fish handling equipment, such as chutes, conveyors, fish washers, tables and utensils, shall be of smooth, non-absorbent, non-corrodible material, other than wood, free from cracks and crevices and so constructed as to facilitate cleaning.
3. (1) Fish shall be transported in covered containers approved by the President of the Agency or enclosed vehicle bodies.
(2) The contact surfaces of fish storage areas in vehicles and of containers used for transporting fish shall be smooth, free from cracks and crevices and made of non-corrodible material.
4. (1) The containers and vehicle bodies used to hold or transport fish shall be filled to a level no higher than 90 cm of its depth.
(2) The body of a vehicle used for transporting fish in bulk shall be divided at intervals of 1 m along its length.
5. (1) Fish held prior to being transported shall be iced or chilled after unloading from a vessel and be protected from the sun and weather and from contamination.
(2) Fish shall be iced or chilled while being transported.
6. Water used for unloading, washing or transporting fish shall be clean and obtained from a source approved by a fish inspection laboratory.
7. Offal and other refuse shall be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to an inspector.
8. Areas where fish is landed or handled and all surfaces that come into contact with fish during unloading, handling, holding and transportation shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
- SOR/82-829, s. 6;
- SOR/99-169, s. 12;
- SOR/2000-184, s. 59.
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