26.01 (1) No person shall import into Canada any cheese unless the person holds a cheese import licence issued under section 26.2.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a shipment of cheese to which subsection 26(3) applies.
- SOR/2007-302, s. 8.
26.1 (1) The importer of a dairy product shall,
(a) at the time of import, submit the import declaration to an inspector for verification; and
(b) pay the applicable fee prescribed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, in accordance with the conditions of payment set out in that Notice.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a shipment of dairy products to which subsection 26(3) applies.
(3) [Repealed, SOR/2006-221, s. 9]
- SOR/96-362, s. 4;
- SOR/2000-183, s. 23;
- SOR/2006-221, s. 9;
- SOR/2007-302, s. 9.
Cheese Import Licence
Application for Licence
26.2 (1) An application for the issuance, renewal or amendment of a cheese import licence shall be made to the Director, in a form provided by the Agency, and shall contain the following information:
(a) the name, the address, including the postal code, the telephone number and, if any, the e-mail address and the facsimile number of the importer;
(b) whether it is an application for a new cheese import licence or for the renewal or amendment of a cheese import licence; and
(c) the number of the importer’s existing cheese import licence, if any.
(2) The application shall have annexed to it
(a) a copy of the importer’s program for the recall of cheeses that do not meet the requirements set out in these Regulations, indicating
(i) the person responsible for carrying out the program,
(ii) descriptions of the coding system for the cheeses, and
(iii) notification and other procedures to effect the recall;
(b) a list of cheeses expected to be imported during the period of the cheese import licence, and the country in which they originate; and
(c) if the importer has an establishment in Canada for the purpose of the preparation of imported cheese, other than a registered establishment,
(i) plans and specifications for the establishment including descriptions of the location of the establishment in relation to adjacent facilities, intended uses of rooms, and types and locations of equipment to be used,
(ii) a copy of an outline of a sanitation program for the establishment, indicating
(A) the person responsible for carrying out the program,
(B) the equipment and chemical agents available for use to bring about and maintain clean and sanitary conditions, and
(C) the measures proposed to be taken to ensure clean and sanitary conditions,
(iii) a copy of the pest control program for the establishment, indicating
(A) the person responsible for carrying out the program, and
(B) the measures proposed to be taken to safely and effectively control insects, birds, rodents and other vermin, and
(iv) a document indicating the source of water to be used at the establishment for drinking or for cheese preparation and a copy of a certificate of microbiological analysis of the water.
(3) In the case of an application for the renewal or amendment of a cheese import licence, the applicant is not required to provide the information referred to in subsection (2), other than the information referred to subparagraph (2)(c)(iv), unless there has been a change in the information.
(4) If the application meets the requirements of subsections (1) and (2), the Director shall issue a cheese import licence and assign a number to it or shall amend or renew a cheese import licence, as the case may be.
(5) The cheese import licence is not assignable and expires two years after the date of issue indicated on it.
- SOR/2007-302, s. 10;
- SOR/2012-286, s. 39(E).
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