Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990
(a) a shipment of meat products weighing 20 kg or less that is intended to be used for non-commercial purposes;
(b) a shipment of meat products that is part of an immigrant’s or emigrant’s effects;
(c) a meat product derived from a marine mammal;
(d) a prepared pet food;
(e) a meat product carried on any vessel, train, motor vehicle, aircraft or other means of transportation for use as food for the crew or passengers thereof;
(f) a carcass of a game animal, or a part of a carcass of a game animal, including the carcass or part of the carcass of the animal that is considered to be a game animal in another country, that is to be used for non-commercial purposes;
(g) gelatin, bone meal, collagen casing, hydrolyzed animal protein, monoglyceride, diglyceride, fatty acid and the products resulting from the rendering of inedible meat products;
(h) a meat product, the total amount of which does not weigh more than 100 kg, destined and used for analysis, evaluation, testing, research or an international food exhibition;
(i) a food in which the meat product is of insignificant quantity having regard to the nature of the food and the nature of the meat product therein;
(j) animal skins not intended for use as human or animal food, hooves, horns, antlers, feathers, hair, wool and pharmaceuticals containing products of animal origin; and
(k) a meat product that is destined for inedible rendering; and
(l) a food that meets the following specifications, namely,
(i) the food is a mixture of a fish product and a meat product,
(ii) the food is commonly recognized as a fish product, having regard to
(iv) the meat product used in the preparation of the food originates from an establishment registered in accordance with these Regulations or a foreign establishment authorized to export meat products to Canada in accordance with these Regulations.
(1.1) The exemption established in paragraph (1)(i) does not apply to a food that is, that contains or that is derived from specified risk material in any form that originated in a country, or a part of a country, other than a country or part of a country that is designated under section 7 of the Health of Animals Regulations as posing a negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
(2) Section 7 of the Act does not apply to a meat product in respect of which a notice for removal has been given to an importer in accordance with subsection 18(1) of the Act.
(3) Section 8 of the Act does not apply in respect of the following meat products:
(a) a meat product transported by a person for non-commercial purposes;
(b) a meat product that is identified for use as animal food or for medicinal purposes and used for animal food or for medicinal purposes;
(c) [Repealed, SOR/94-683, s. 4]
(d) a meat product that is produced in a federal penitentiary and sent or conveyed to another federal penitentiary;
(e) a meat product derived from a muskox, caribou or reindeer that has not been kept in captivity, if the meat product is edible; and
(f) an imported meat product that is being delivered to a registered establishment for inspection as required by the Act or these Regulations.
(4) Subsection 9(1) of the Act does not apply in respect of a meat product that has been exported from Canada and is thereafter imported into Canada in the state in which it was exported.
(5) Subject to subsection (6), for the purpose of implementing the Agreement as defined in section 2 of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, section 8 and subsection 9(2) of the Act do not apply in respect of a meat product that is
(a) imported into Canada from the United States, as defined in section 2 of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act; and
(b) certified, by a veterinarian who is empowered by the United States Department of Agriculture to enforce the national meat inspection legislation of the United States, as being a product of that country and as meeting the standards set out in these Regulations and as being packaged and labelled in accordance with these Regulations.
(6) Spot checks or similar verifying measures, including any such measures conducted at the border and including any unloading requirements, may be conducted in respect of a meat product that is imported into Canada from the United States by an inspector, at facilities designated by the Director.
(7) Subject to subsections (8) and (9), section 9 of the Act does not apply in respect of a meat product that is imported from the United States onto the Akwesasne Reserve for use by an Akwesasne resident.
(8) Subsection (7) does not apply in respect of a meat product that is imported into Canada from another country through the United States.
(9) For the purpose of subsection (7), Akwesasne resident means an individual who has established permanent residence on the Akwesasne Reserve.
- SOR/91-446, s. 1;
- SOR/92-2, s. 1;
- SOR/92-292, s. 2;
- SOR/93-160, s. 2;
- SOR/94-683, s. 4;
- SOR/2001-167, s. 2;
- SOR/2002-436, s. 1;
- SOR/2003-6, s. 82;
- SOR/2004-280, s. 3;
- SOR/2005-163, s. 1;
- SOR/2006-147, s. 30;
- SOR/2011-234, s. 2.
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