Dairy Products Regulations (SOR/79-840)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

 A dairy product for which standards are prescribed pursuant to this Part shall not be described or presented on any label in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding the product’s value, quantity, composition, quality, identity or nature.

 Any information required by this Part to be shown on

  • (a) a prepackaged dairy product shall meet the requirements regarding the use of the official languages and the requirements regarding form and manner set out in the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations; and

  • (b) a product packed in bulk, shall be shown in at least one official language.

  • SOR/90-472, s. 17.


Analysis, Inspection and Grading Services

  •  (1) A person who wishes to have dairy products analysed, inspected or graded shall

    • (a) make a request to an inspector or, if there is no inspector in the area, at the nearest inspection office, at least 14 days before the service is required;

    • (b) present the dairy products at a place and time designated by an inspector;

    • (c) make all dairy products from which samples will be drawn by the inspector readily accessible and ensure that they are in a condition suitable for analysis, inspection or grading;

    • (d) be available to assist the inspector, or designate an employee on the premises who will be available to assist the inspector, to open and close the containers and provide such other assistance as the inspector may request in order to provide the service;

    • (e) indicate the grade names, if any, proposed to be placed on the containers, where the dairy products are unlabelled at the time they are presented; and

    • (f) 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  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2000-183, s. 24]

  • SOR/90-111, s. 7;
  • SOR/96-362, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 24.

 Where, because of poor examination conditions or latent defects in a dairy product, an inspector or grader is unable to determine the grade of the dairy product, the inspector or grader may postpone the inspection of the dairy product for such period as the inspector or grader considers necessary to enable the determination of the grade to be made.

  • SOR/80-598, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-111, s. 7.

 [Repealed, SOR/95-548, s. 2]

Seizure and Detention

  •  (1) Where an inspector seizes and detains a dairy product or any other thing pursuant to section 23 of the Act, the inspector shall affix to the dairy product or any other thing a detention tag on which the following is clearly marked:

    • (a) the words “UNDER DETENTION” and “RETENU” in boldface letters;

    • (b) an identification number;

    • (c) a description of the dairy product or other thing;

    • (d) the reason for the seizure and detention;

    • (e) the date of the seizure and detention; and

    • (f) the name of the inspector, in block letters, and the signature of the inspector.

  • (2) No person shall alter, deface or remove a detention tag attached to a dairy product or any other thing unless the person is authorized to do so by an inspector.

  • SOR/88-88, s. 11;
  • SOR/89-16, s. 3;
  • SOR/90-111, s. 7.