Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990

Version of section 9 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-12:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 121, no meat product shall be identified as edible unless

    • (a) the food animal from which the meat product is derived was subjected to an ante-mortem examination or an ante-mortem inspection, as the case may be, and slaughtered in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (b) the carcass from which the meat product is derived is dressed and subjected to a post-mortem examination or a post-mortem inspection, as the case may be, in accordance with these Regulations; and

    • (c) the meat product conforms to the applicable standards prescribed by these Regulations and the Food and Drug Regulations.

  • (2) On the request of an operator in order to meet a special market need and with the consent of the Director, the carcass of any food animal slaughtered in a registered establishment may be identified as edible without having been dressed if

    • (a) the food animal from which the carcass is derived was subjected to an ante-mortem examination or an ante-mortem inspection, as the case may be, and slaughtered in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (b) the carcass is sufficiently dressed to enable a complete post-mortem examination or a complete post-mortem inspection, as the case may be, to be performed; and

    • (c) the person who performed the post-mortem examination or the post-mortem inspection has determined that the carcass is edible.

  • SOR/92-292, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-167, s. 3;
  • SOR/2004-280, s. 4.
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