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

Regulations are current to 2017-06-19 and last amended on 2017-06-13. Previous Versions

Terms and Conditions

  •  (1) Every person who holds an establishment licence shall comply with

    • (a) the requirements and the terms and conditions of the establishment licence; and

    • (b) the applicable requirements of Divisions 2 to 4.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2000-120, s. 4]

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-120, s. 4.
  •  (1) The Minister may amend the terms and conditions of an establishment licence if the Minister believes on reasonable grounds that an amendment is necessary to prevent injury to the health of the consumer.

  • (2) The Minister shall give at least 15 days notice in writing to the holder of the establishment licence of the proposed amendment, the reasons for the amendment and its effective date.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5.

Notification

 Every person who holds an establishment licence shall notify the Minister in writing within 15 days after

  • (a) there is any change to the information referred to in any of paragraphs C.01A.005(a), (b), and (e) to (i); or

  • (b) an event occurs that results in their being in contravention of any of the applicable requirements of Divisions 2 to 4, where it may affect the quality, safety or efficacy of a drug fabricated, packaged/labelled, tested as required under Division 2 or stored by them.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5;
  • SOR/2017-18, s. 15.
  •  (1) No licensee shall carry on a licensed activity in respect of any category of drugs if a change referred to in subsection (2) has occurred in respect of that category, unless

    • (a) they have filed with the Minister a notice that contains sufficient information to enable the Minister to assess the safety of the drug, taking into account the change; and

    • (b) the Minister has issued to them a letter indicating that the information will be reviewed and has not, within 90 days after issuing the letter, sent them a notice indicating that the change is not acceptable.

  • (2) Notification is required in respect of the following changes where they may affect whether a drug can be fabricated, packaged/labelled, tested or stored in accordance with the applicable requirements of Divisions 2 to 4:

    • (a) changes to the plans and specifications of a building where a drug is fabricated, packaged/labelled, tested or stored;

    • (b) changes to the equipment that is used in the fabrication, packaging/labelling or testing of a drug;

    • (c) changes to the practices or procedures; and

    • (d) in the case of an importer, other than an importer of a drug that is fabricated, packaged/labelled or tested in an MRA country at a recognized building, any change referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) that relates to the fabricator, packager/labeller or tester of the drug being imported.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-120, s. 5;
  • SOR/2002-368, s. 6.
  •  (1) An importer of a drug that is fabricated, packaged/labelled or tested in an MRA country at a recognized building shall immediately notify the Minister if the fabricator, packager/labeller or tester indicated in the importer’s establishment licence no longer holds a valid permit, licence or other authorization issued by the regulatory authority that recognized that building.

  • (2) The Minister shall, on receiving a notification under subsection (1), amend the importer’s establishment licence by removing the name and address of that fabricator, packager/labeller or tester.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-120, s. 6;
  • SOR/2002-368, s. 7.

Suspension

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may suspend an establishment licence in respect of any or all matters indicated in subsection C.01A.008(2) if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that

    • (a) the licensee has contravened any provision of the Act or these Regulations; or

    • (b) the licensee has made a false or misleading statement in the application for the establishment licence.

  • (2) Before suspending an establishment licence, the Minister shall consider

    • (a) the licensee’s history of compliance with the Act and these Regulations; and

    • (b) the risk that allowing the licence to continue in force would constitute for the health of the consumer.

  • (3) Subject to subsection C.01A.017(1), the Minister shall not suspend an establishment licence until

    • (a) an inspector has sent the licensee a written notice that sets out the reason for the proposed suspension, any corrective action required to be taken and the time within which it must be taken;

    • (b) if corrective action is required, the time set out in the notice has passed without the action having been taken; and

    • (c) the licensee has been given an opportunity to be heard in respect of the suspension.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5.
  •  (1) The Minister may suspend an establishment licence without giving the licensee an opportunity to be heard if it is necessary to do so to prevent injury to the health of the consumer, by giving the licensee a notice in writing that states the reason for the suspension.

  • (2) A licensee may request of the Minister, in writing, that the suspension be reconsidered.

  • (3) The Minister shall, within 45 days after the date of receiving the request, provide the licensee with the opportunity to be heard.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5.

 The Minister may reinstate an establishment licence after it has been suspended.

  • SOR/97-12, s. 5.

Cancellation

 The Minister shall cancel an establishment licence in either of the following circumstances:

  • (a) the licence has been suspended for a period of more than 12 months, or

  • (b) the licence holder has failed to submit an application for the review of their licence in accordance with subsection C.01A.009(1).

  • SOR/2011-81, s. 6.

Designation

  •  (1) For the purposes of this Division and Divisions 2 to 4, a regulatory authority that is set out in column 1 of the table to this section is hereby designated in respect of the activities set out in column 3 for the drug or category of drugs set out in column 2.

  • (2) Whole blood and its components are excluded from the drugs and categories of drugs set out in column 2 of the table to this section.

  • (3) The lot release of drugs listed in Schedule D to the Act is excluded from the activity of testing set out in column 3 of the table to this section.

    TABLE

    Designated Regulatory Authorities

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    Regulatory authorityDrug or category of drugsActivities
    1Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Bern, SwitzerlandPharmaceuticals for human or veterinary useFabricating, packaging/labelling, testing
    Drugs listed in Schedules C and D to the Act
    2Regional Medicines Inspectorate of Northwestern Switzerland (RFS-NW), Basel, SwitzerlandPharmaceuticals for human or veterinary useFabricating, packaging/labelling, testing
    Drugs listed in Schedules C and D to the Act
    3Regional Medicines Inspectorate of Eastern and Central Switzerland (RFS-OZ), Zurich, SwitzerlandPharmaceuticals for human or veterinary useFabricating, packaging/labelling, testing
    Drugs listed in Schedules C and D to the Act
    4Regional Medicines Inspectorate of Southern Switzerland (RFS-S), Ticino, SwitzerlandPharmaceuticals for human or veterinary useFabricating, packaging/labelling, testing
    Drugs listed in Schedules C and D to the Act
    5Regional Medicines Inspectorate of Western Switzerland (RFS-W), Lausanne, SwitzerlandPharmaceuticals for human or veterinary useFabricating, packaging/labelling, testing
    Drugs listed in Schedules C and D to the Act
  • SOR/97-12, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-120, s. 7;
  • SOR/2002-368, s. 8.
 
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