Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990

Version of section 97 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-10-26:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (8) and section 122, all markings required by these Regulations to be shown on a label used in connection with a meat product shall be shown in both official languages, except that the name and address of the registered establishment where the meat product was produced or labelled or the name and address of the person for whom the meat product was produced or labelled may be shown in one of the official languages.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the label of a non-retail container or of any tag referred to in paragraph 94(1)(d) where all of the information required by paragraphs 94(1)(b) and 123(e) is shown in one of the official languages.

  • (3) Subject to subsections (4) to (6), subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a local product or test market product where

    • (a) it is sold in a local government unit in which one of the official languages is the mother tongue of less than 10 per cent of the total number of persons residing in the local government unit; and

    • (b) the information required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of those products is shown in the official language that is the mother tongue of at least l0 per cent of the total number of persons residing in the local government unit.

  • (4) Where one of the official languages is the mother tongue of less than l0 per cent of the total number of persons residing in a local government unit and the other official language is the mother tongue of less than l0 per cent of the total number of persons residing in the same local government unit, subsection (3) does not apply.

  • (5) Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of a test market product unless the dealer who intends to conduct the test marketing of the product has, at least six weeks before conducting the test marketing, filed with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food a notice of intention to do so.

  • (6) A test market product shall, for the purpose of subsection (3), cease to be a test market product on the expiration of l2 consecutive months after the date on which it was first offered for sale as a test market product, but any test market product that was acquired for resale by a dealer, other than the dealer who filed the notice of intention referred to in subsection (5), before the expiration of those 12 consecutive months, shall continue to be a test market product, for the purposes of subsection (3), until it is sold to a consumer.

  • (7) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a specialty product if the information required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of a meat product is shown in one of the official languages.

  • (8) Where there are one or more surfaces on the label of a meat product that are of at least the same size and prominence as the principal display panel, the information required by these Regulations to be shown on the principal display panel may be shown in one official language if that information is shown in the other official language on one of those other surfaces.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 78.
Date modified: