Feeds Regulations, 1983 (SOR/83-593)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2009-07-30. Previous Versions

Registration

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), all feeds shall be registered.

  • (2) The following feeds are not required to be registered:

    • (a) chop feeds;

    • (b) single ingredient feeds other than single ingredient feeds described or referred to in Part II of Schedule IV or Part II of Schedule V;

    • (c) any brand of feed medicating ingredient premix listed in the Compendium of Medicating Ingredient Brochures;

    • (d) any complete feed, supplement or macro-premix manufactured in Canada that is designed to be fed to beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, ducks, geese, salmonid fish, mink or rabbits where

      • (i) the feed is not designed to replace whole milk in the ration of the livestock,

      • (ii) in the case of a complete feed, the nutrient level guaranteed for those nutrients listed in Table 4 of Schedule I is within the range of nutrient levels listed in that Table for that type of feed,

      • (iii) in the case of a feed whose sodium content is designed to limit or regulate the intake of that feed by beef cattle or sheep and whose sodium level exceeds the maximum listed in Table 4 of Schedule I, the directions for use indicated on the label include a statement to the effect that adequate water must be provided,

      • (iv) in the case of a supplement or macro-premix, the nutrient level guaranteed for those nutrients listed in Table 4 of Schedule I is such that when the supplement or macro-premix is used according to the directions for use it will not supply the complete feed with any nutrient at a level higher than the maximum listed in that Table for that nutrient but will supply the complete feed, in conjunction with the other ingredients, with a level of nutrient that meets or exceeds the minimum listed in that Table for that nutrient, and

      • (v) the manufacture and sale of the feed is in compliance with sections 14 and 15;

      • (vi) [Repealed, SOR/88-473, s. 2]

    • (e) any consultant formula feed manufactured in Canada if

      • (i) in the case of a complete feed, the nutrient level guaranteed for those nutrients listed in Table 4 of Schedule I is within the range of nutrient levels listed in that Table for that type of feed,

      • (ii) in the case of a feed whose sodium content is designed to limit or regulate the intake of that feed by beef cattle or sheep and whose sodium level exceeds the maximum listed in Table 4 of Schedule I, the directions for use indicated on the label include a statement to the effect that adequate water must be provided,

      • (iii) in the case of a supplement, macro-premix or micro-premix, the nutrient level guaranteed for those nutrients listed in Table 4 of Schedule I is such that when the supplement, macro-premix or micro-premix is used according to the directions for use it will not supply the complete feed with any nutrient at a level higher than the maximum listed in that Table for that nutrient but will supply the complete feed, in conjunction with that supplied by the other ingredients, with a level of nutrient that meets or exceeds the minimum listed in that Table for that nutrient, and

      • (iv) the manufacture and sale of such a feed is in compliance with sections 14 and 15,

      • (v) and (vi) [Repealed, SOR/88-473, s. 2]

    • (f) any customer formula feed manufactured in Canada if the manufacture and sale of the feed is in compliance with sections 14 and 15; and

    • (g) any veterinary prescription feed manufactured in Canada if

      • (i) the sale of such feed is authorized under section C.08.012 of the Food and Drug Regulations,

      • (ii) the amount of feed manufactured does not exceed the amount that would be normally consumed by the number of animals prescribed to receive the feed during the prescribed period of medication,

      • (iii) the veterinary prescription pursuant to which the feed is manufactured is signed by the veterinarian who issued it and the prescription contains the following information:

        • (A) the date on which the prescription is written,

        • (B) the name and address of the person for whom the feed is to be manufactured and by whom it is intended to be used,

        • (C) the name and level of inclusion in the feed of the medicating ingredient prescribed by the veterinarian,

        • (D) the type and amount of feed to be manufactured,

        • (E) the number, kind, class and age or weight of the livestock intended to be fed the feed,

        • (F) special manufacturing instructions including necessary mill clean-up warnings, if any,

        • (G) feeding instructions or directions for use of the feed including the period of medication during which the feed is to be fed to the livestock, and

        • (H) warning statements and caution statements, where applicable,

      • (iv) the veterinary prescription pursuant to which the feed is manufactured contains a statement, signed by the person for whom the prescription was issued, indicating that he has read and understands the feeding instructions or directions for use and the warning statements and caution statements set out on the prescription, except that no such statement is necessary in those cases where, for practical reasons, the veterinarian who issued the prescription issued it directly to the manufacturer of the feed and is satisfied that the person for whom the prescription was issued was adequately aware of the information set out on the prescription,

      • (v) a copy of the veterinary prescription is in the possession of the manufacturer of the feed prior to the delivery of the feed, and

      • (vi) [Repealed, SOR/97-292, s. 22]

      • (vii) the feed is labelled in accordance with subsection 26(7).

  • (3) A feed that is exempt from registration pursuant to paragraph (2)(a), (b), (d), (e), (f) or (g) shall conform to the standards prescribed in these Regulations for that feed and shall be packaged and labelled as prescribed in these Regulations.

  • SOR/88-473, s. 2, SOR/90-73, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-92, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-730, s. 2;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-292, s. 22.
  •  (1) Every application to register a feed shall be made to the Director on Form I of Schedule III.

  • (2) Every application referred to in subsection (1) shall be accompanied by

    • (a) five copies of a proposed label to be used with the feed or, in the case of a feed that is being re-registered without any changes, five copies of the label used with the feed; and

    • (b) [Repealed, SOR/96-422, s. 1]

    • (c) where copies of a proposed label accompany the application, an undertaking by the applicant to submit five copies of the actual label or a facsimile thereof to the Director within three months from the date of registration.

  • (3) Each set of labels accompanying an application shall be identified by an attachment number and such attachment number shall be indicated on the application.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/86-392, s. 2]

  • SOR/86-392, s. 2;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2;
  • SOR/96-422, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-184, ss. 49, 54.

 Where an application to register a feed is made by an applicant who is not resident in Canada, the feed is not eligible for registration unless the application is signed by an agent of the applicant who is permanently resident in Canada and to whom any notice or correspondence under the Act may be sent and such agent gives an undertaking to the Director on Form II of Schedule III.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 54.

Satisfactory Evidence

  •  (1) In addition to the requirements set out in section 6, an applicant shall provide the Director with satisfactory evidence to permit an assessment or evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the feed in respect of livestock and its potential effect on humans and on the environment.

  • (2) The evidence referred to in subsection (1) shall, where appropriate, include the following information, descriptions and reports:

    • (a) the results of scientific investigations respecting

      • (i) the conditions and the prevalence of such conditions under which the feed would be efficacious for its intended purposes,

      • (ii) the safety of the feed in respect of the species of livestock for which it is intended and in respect of other species of livestock and humans who may be exposed to it,

      • (iii) suitable methodology for the detection of significant amounts of any ingredient, compound, substance or organism that is intentionally incorporated into the feed or that occurs as a contaminant of the feed,

      • (iv) harmful residues, if any,

      • (v) significant changes in the chemical or physical composition of livestock products produced when the feed is used, and

      • (vi) the stability of the feed under practical conditions of storage;

    • (b) a description of production methods including

      • (i) information with respect to actual formulas to be used in the manufacture of the feed,

      • (ii) information with respect to the type and capacity of the equipment to be used in the manufacture of the feed, and

      • (iii) information with respect to quality control procedures to assure uniformity of the mix and the lack of contamination of subsequent lots of feed manufactured in the same place; and

    • (c) reports of analysis for any specified nutrient or medicating ingredient that is required to be guaranteed in the feed conducted on at least three samples, each drawn from a different one-third of a single mix or batch of the feed.

  • (3) Where any investigation has been performed for the purpose of providing the evidence referred to in subsection (1), the applicant shall establish that

    • (a) the investigation was conducted or supervised by qualified research personnel;

    • (b) the investigation was designed to facilitate statistical analysis and the results of the investigation were analysed by appropriate statistical methods; and

    • (c) the investigation was conducted under conditions similar to those that may be expected to occur in Canada.

  • SOR/90-73, s. 3.
 
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