Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990

Version of section 54 from 2009-07-30 to 2013-04-25:

  •  (1) Every meat product that is condemned in a registered establishment, other than a condemned meat product sent by an inspector for laboratory examination or a meat product referred to in subsection 85(2), shall be identified as condemned, conveyed immediately to the inedible products area of the establishment and

    • (a) rendered or otherwise treated to destroy pathogenic and potentially pathogenic microorganisms;

    • (b) denatured and conveyed to another registered establishment or to a rendering plant for the rendering or treatment referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (c) in the case of meat products judged by an official veterinarian not to be harmful to the health of animals and permitted by the official veterinarian to be used as animal food, denatured and used for animal food;

    • (d) identified for use for medicinal purposes, with the consent of an official veterinarian;

    • (e) in the case of meat products that are judged by an official veterinarian to be unacceptable for rendering due to dangerous residues or for other reasons, disposed of in accordance with local environmental requirements; or

    • (f) disposed of pursuant to subsection 48(1) of the Health of Animals Act.

  • (1.1) Paragraphs (1)(a) to (f) do not apply in respect of a meat product that is, that contains or that is derived from specified risk material in any form.

  • (1.2) A meat product that is, that contains or that is derived from specified risk material in any form shall be kept in a designated area of the inedible products area for staining and collection in a dedicated container and disposal in accordance with the Health of Animals Regulations.

  • (2) A meat product that is not edible but is permitted for use as animal food in a registered establishment shall be sent to and processed in a designated room in the inedible products area.

  • (3) No inedible meat product shall be denatured in any part of a registered establishment other than the inedible products area.

  • (4) No substance shall be used to denature a meat product in a registered establishment unless the Director has found the substance to be acceptable for that use and has registered the substance in a register kept for that purpose.

  • (5) For the purpose of subsection (4), the Director shall determine the acceptability of a substance that is proposed to be used to denature a meat product in a registered establishment on the basis of the safety and the effectiveness of the proposed substance.

  • SOR/92-292, s. 8;
  • SOR/94-683, s. 4;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 77;
  • SOR/2001-167, s. 27(F);
  • SOR/2002-354, s. 27;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 33;
  • SOR/2009-220, s. 7(F).
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