Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990

Version of section 79 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-12:


 Every food animal that is slaughtered shall, before being bled,

  • (a) be rendered unconscious in a manner that ensures that it does not regain consciousness before death, by one of the following methods:

    • (i) by delivering a blow to the head by means of a penetrating or non-penetrating mechanical device in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness,

    • (ii) by exposure to a gas or a gas mixture in a manner that causes a rapid loss of consciousness, or

    • (iii) by the application of an electrical current in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness; or

  • (b) be killed by one of the methods set out in paragraph (a) or, in the case of a bird or a domesticated rabbit, by rapid decapitation.

  • SOR/93-160, s. 9;
  • SOR/99-369, s. 4.
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