Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 (SOR/90-288)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2014-06-13. Previous Versions

Cancellation of an Operator’s Licence

  •  (1) The President may cancel an operator’s licence if

    • (a) the operator has not implemented the required corrective measures within 90 days after the date on which the licence was suspended; or

    • (b) the application for a licence to operate a registered establishment contains false or misleading information.

  • (2) The licence shall not be cancelled unless

    • (a) the operator was advised of an opportunity to be heard in respect of the cancellation and was given that opportunity, and the decision at the hearing was unfavourable to the operator; and

    • (b) a notice of cancellation of the licence was delivered to the operator.

  • (3) An operator’s licence to operate a registered establishment is void if, and at the time when,

    • (a) the establishment is destroyed;

    • (b) the establishment is relocated to an address different from the address stated in the Register of Operators;

    • (c) the operator is subject to a receivership or makes an assignment in bankruptcy; or

    • (d) the operator ceases or is unable to operate the establishment or surrenders the licence to operate it.

  • SOR/2004-280, s. 10.

Suspension of an Authorization to Operate a Program

  •  (1) The President may suspend an operator’s authorization to operate a shared inspection program or a post-mortem examination program

    • (a) if

      • (i) the operator fails to comply with the requirements of the Act, these Regulations or the Manual of Procedures, or

      • (ii) it is reasonable to believe that public health will be endangered or the edibility of meat products produced in the registered establishment would be affected if the establishment is allowed to continue operating; and

    • (b) if

      • (i) an inspector has notified the operator of the existence of grounds for suspension under paragraph (a),

      • (ii) an inspector has provided the operator with a copy of an inspection report that sets out the grounds for suspension and the date by which corrective measures must be implemented in order to avoid the suspension of the program, and

      • (iii) the operator has failed to take or is unable to take corrective measures by the date referred to in subparagraph (ii).

  • (1.1) If the President suspends an operator’s authorization, the President shall send a notice of suspension to the operator.

  • (2) The suspension shall remain in effect until the required corrective measures have been taken and have been verified by an inspector.

  • SOR/2004-280, s. 10;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 20.

Maintenance and Operation of Registered Establishments

 Every operator shall maintain and operate the registered establishment in accordance with sections 30.1, 30.2, 32 to 34 and 36 to 60.3.

  • SOR/2001-167, s. 7;
  • SOR/2004-280, s. 10.