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

Regulations are current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-06-13. Previous Versions

 An inspector shall perform the functions and duties and carry out the responsibilities in respect of foods and drugs prescribed by the Act, and these Regulations.

 The authority of an inspector extends to and includes the whole of Canada.

 The certificate of designation required pursuant to subsection 22(2) of the Act shall

  • (a) certify that the person named therein is an inspector for the purpose of the Act; and

  • (b) be signed by

    • (i) the Director and the person named in the certificate, in the case of an inspector on the staff of the Department, or

    • (ii) [Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 60]

  • SOR/80-500, s. 1;
  • SOR/92-626, s. 1;
  • SOR/95-548, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 60.

 Where authorized by a regulation made pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, inspectors shall act as representatives of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of regulations made by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission concerning the advertising of any article to which the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act or the Food and Drugs Act applies, or concerning recommendations for the prevention, treatment or cure of a disease or ailment.

 An inspector may, for the proper administration of the Act or these Regulations, take photographs of

  • (a) any article that is referred to in subsection 23(2) of the Act;

  • (b) any place where, on reasonable grounds, he believes any article referred to in paragraph (a) is manufactured, prepared, preserved, packaged or stored; and

  • (c) anything that, on reasonable grounds, he believes is used or capable of being used for the manufacture, preparation, preservation, packaging or storing of any article referred to in paragraph (a).

  • SOR/90-814, s. 1.

Importations

 Subject to section A.01.044, no person shall import into Canada for sale a food or drug the sale of which in Canada would constitute a violation of the Act or these Regulations.

  • SOR/92-626, s. 2(F).

 An inspector may examine and take samples of any food or drug sought to be imported into Canada.

 Where an inspector examines or takes a sample of a food or drug pursuant to section A.01.041, he may submit the food or drug or sample to an analyst for analysis or examination.

 Where an inspector, upon examination of a food or drug or sample thereof or on receipt of a report of an analyst of the result of an analysis or examination of the food or drug or sample, is of the opinion that the sale of the food or drug in Canada would constitute a violation of the Act or these Regulations, the inspector shall so notify in writing the collector of customs concerned and the importer.

  • SOR/84-300, s. 2(E).