Feeds Regulations, 1983 (SOR/83-593)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2009-07-30. Previous Versions

 Every feed registered under these Regulations that contains a pest control product as defined in the Pest Control Products Act is deemed to be registered under the Pest Control Products Act.

  •  (1) A converter feed is not eligible for registration unless the mixing directions in respect of the feed specify

    • (a) that it must be further mixed prior to feeding;

    • (b) the name of the feed being converted and the name of the resulting feed; and

    • (c) the materials and the amount of the feed with which it is to be mixed to make a complete feed.

  • (2) A micro-premix is not eligible for registration unless its mixing directions specify

    • (a) that it must be further mixed prior to feeding;

    • (b) in the case of a micro-premix that does not contain any medicating ingredient and is to be used for mixing with other feed ingredients, that its use be limited to a rate of not less than 5 kg per tonne to make another feed unless labelled with the following statement, namely, “For use only by feed manufacturers who are feed registrants under the Feeds Act.” or “À l’usage exclusif des fabricants d’aliments du bétail titulaires d’un certificat d’enregistrement en vertu de la Loi relative aux aliments du bétail.”.

    • (c) in the case of micro-premix that contains any medicating ingredient and is to be used for mixing with other feed ingredients, that its use be limited to a rate of not less than 10 kg per tonne to make another feed; and

    • (d) in the case of a micro-premix that is to be used for mixing with water, that its use be limited to the mixing of the micro-premix in a sufficient proportion to supply, in the daily water requirement, at least the minimum daily requirement of the guaranteed nutrient.

  • (3) No converter feed, macro-premix or micro-premix shall be labelled with instructions that indicate that the feed can be used for free choice feeding or as a top-dressing on other parts of a diet.

  • (4) No mineral feed shall contain an ingredient that functions to supply a nutritionally significant amount of carbohydrates.

  • (5) A trace mineral salt feed is not eligible for registration if it contains ingredients incorporated to supply macro-minerals.

  • SOR/90-73, s. 6;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2.
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a feed shall not contain

    • (a) more than one-half of one per cent of the seeds of weeds listed in Table I of Schedule II except when screenings are sold or offered for sale singly, in which case the screenings may contain any amount not exceeding one per cent of such materials and an additional one per cent of wild mustard and hare’s ear mustard seed;

    • (b) fluorine in an amount likely to be deleterious to livestock or exceeding the following proportions:

      • (i) 0.2 per cent (2 000 mg/kg) in any mineral feed for cattle, sheep or horses containing nine per cent or less of phosphorus,

      • (ii) 0.3 per cent (3 000 mg/kg) in any mineral feed for cattle, sheep or horses containing greater than nine per cent of phosphorus,

      • (iii) 0.6 per cent (6 000 mg/kg) in a mineral feed for swine, and

      • (iv) in a complete or balanced feed

        • (A) 0.004 per cent (40 mg/kg) for horses and rabbits,

        • (B) 0.005 per cent (50 mg/kg) for cattle and sheep,

        • (C) 0.015 per cent (150 mg/kg) for swine and turkeys, and

        • (D) 0.020 per cent (200 mg/kg) for chickens;

    • (c) must, mould or damage from heat or any other cause that would

      • (i) render it unfit for feed, or

      • (ii) make it unsafe for feeding in proportions commonly used;

    • (d) any product of animal, fish or bird origin that is not fresh or sound or that has not been properly processed in accordance with good manufacturing practice;

    • (d.1) proteins in any form derived in Canada

      • (i) except in accordance with a permit issued under section 160 of the Health of Animals Regulations for the purpose of section 6.4 of those Regulations, from specified risk material, or

      • (ii) from the carcasses of any ruminants, other than cattle, that died or were condemned before they otherwise would have been slaughtered for human consumption as food;

    • (d.2) proteins in any form derived from the carcass of an animal other than

      • (i) a fish, or

      • (ii) a food animal, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990, that was slaughtered for human consumption as food or was raised for slaughter for human consumption as food;

    • (d.3) a fat that is or may contain a fat derived from a ruminant and containing more than 0.15% insoluble impurities;

    • (e) more than 0.2 per cent feathers or sawdust or more than 0.3 per cent of feathers and sawdust combined;

    • (f) any extraneous material except in such amounts as are unavoidable in good manufacturing practice;

    • (g) any chaff, dust, knuckles or like material, except as a declared ingredient or as a recognized tolerance in a declared ingredient;

    • (h) in the case of a feed that is chopped, crushed or ground, more than 15 viable seeds per 30 g of the weeds listed in Table 2 of Schedule II;

    • (i) aflatoxins in an amount exceeding 20 parts per billion;

    • (j) any material in quantities that could, when fed in proportions commonly used or as specified in the feeding directions, result in the production of an article of food that is prohibited from sale by virtue of section 4 of the Food and Drugs Act; or

    • (k) any material, other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (j), in quantities likely to be deleterious to livestock, when fed in proportions commonly used or as specified in the feeding directions.

  • (2) A feed labelled with instructions for feeding only to beef cattle three months of age or over and with a caution to discontinue the feeding of it at least 48 hours before marketing or slaughter may contain up to 15 per cent in the aggregate of the materials listed in Table 1 of Schedule II, except darnel and purple cockle.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to unground screenings when labelled or invoiced as cereals grain screenings uncleaned (uncleaned screenings) or cereals grain screenings refuse (refuse screenings).

  • SOR/90-73, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 4.

 Every feed shall have the uniformity of mix, the chemical composition and the physical composition necessary for it to be efficacious for the purpose for which it is manufactured, sold or represented.

  •  (1) Chopped, crushed or ground grain sold as a feed or as an ingredient or constituent of a feed shall meet the minimum standards of quality allowed under the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations for the lowest Class I (Statutory) or Class II (Special Grades) grade of that kind of grain, except that, when a numerical grade is claimed for such grain, the grain shall meet the standards of quality of that grade under the Canada Grain Act or Canada Grain Regulations.

  • (2) Where oats wild-oats-cereals grain (Mixed Feed Oats), commercial grades of grain or off-grades of grain are ground, crushed or chopped, they shall be labelled in a manner satisfactory to describe their quality, using the terminology applied to such kind and quality of grain under the Canada Grain Act if such terminology is consistent with feed terminology and these Regulations.

  •  (1) Every mixed feed that is sold or imported under a name set out in Column I of Table 3 of Schedule I shall conform to any definition of that feed in section 2 and to the standards prescribed in these Regulations for that feed and shall be packaged and labelled as prescribed in these Regulations.

  • (2) Every single ingredient feed sold or imported under a name set out in italics in an item of Schedule IV shall conform to the description of that feed set out in that item and to the standards prescribed in these Regulations for that feed and shall be packaged and labelled as prescribed in these Regulations.

 
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