Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations (SOR/92-541)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2007-05-03. Previous Versions

Grade Standards for Canada B1, B2, B3 and B4

  •  (1) The standards for a veal carcass of the grade Canada B1, Canada B2, Canada B3 or Canada B4 are the following:

    • (a) a carcass weight of no less than 80 kg and no greater than 180 kg;

    • (b[Repealed, SOR/2007-88, s. 4]

    • (c) muscling that ranges from low-medium to excellent, has some or no depressions but does not have more than two of the following characteristics, namely,

      • (i) hip points that are noticeable but not prominent,

      • (ii) loins that have depressions on both sides of the dorsal processes, and

      • (iii) spinous processes of the rack that are sparsely covered by flesh;

    • (d) flesh of the required colour for the grade referred to in subsection (2); and

    • (e) fat deposits ranging from light to excessive on the kidneys or flanks.

  • (2) The required colour criteria for the grades Canada B1, Canada B2, Canada B3 and Canada B4 are the same as those set out in the table to section 42 for the grades Canada A1, Canada A2, Canada A3 and Canada A4, respectively.

  • SOR/97-370, s. 4;
  • SOR/2001-342, s. 8;
  • SOR/2007-88, s. 4.

Grade Standards for Canada C1 and C2

 The standards for a veal carcass of the grade Canada C1 or Canada C2 are the following:

  • (a) a carcass weight of no less than 80 kg and no greater than 180 kg;

  • (b[Repealed, SOR/2007-88, s. 5]

  • (c) muscling that ranges from deficient to excellent or that does not meet the standards for the Canada B grades;

  • (d) flesh of the required colour set out for the grade in the table to this section; and

  • (e) fat deposits ranging from light to nil on the kidneys or flanks.

    TABLE

    COLOUR CRITERIA FOR CANADA C GRADES

    Column IColumn II
    ItemGradeColour of Flesh
    1.Canada C1Flesh that is pink or lighter in colour and has a colour reading of 40 or more
    2.Canada C2Flesh that is pale red or dark red in colour and has a colour reading of 39 or less
  • SOR/97-370, s. 5;
  • SOR/2001-342, s. 9;
  • SOR/2007-88, s. 5.