Feeds Regulations, 1983 (SOR/83-593)

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

  •  (1) Any information required to be shown on the label of a feed shall be printed conspicuously, legibly and indelibly in English or French or both languages.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3) and unless otherwise authorized by the Director, any information that is required to be shown on a label shall appear on the main panel of the package label or, where the package contains less than 5 kg, on the surface of the package.

  • (3) Any directions for use required to be shown on a label may refer to an insert containing detailed directions for use if such an insert is enclosed within the package that bears the label.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 51.

 A label shall not contain

  • (a) any variation in the character, size, colour or placing of the printing that obscures or emphasizes any part of the information required to be shown on that label unless such variation is to draw attention to the caution statements or warning statements required to be shown on the label;

  • (b) any incorrect or misleading information or mark;

  • (c) any claim for a mixed feed or any ingredient in the feed unless evidence has been assessed or evaluated and has been found to support the claim; or

  • (d) any claim for a single ingredient feed unless evidence has been assessed or evaluated and has been found to support the claim.

  • SOR/96-422, s. 4(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/95-548, s. 3]

 The label for a feed shall not show a guarantee for a nutrient that is not required to be guaranteed unless

  • (a) the amount of the nutrient guaranteed is such that, when used as directed, the complete diet including the feed will supply at least the minimum generally accepted requirements for that nutrient for the intended class of livestock; and

  • (b) the guarantee is approved in writing by the Director as conveying useful information to the feed purchaser.

Naming Feeds

 The name of a feed shall be appropriate for the intended use of the feed and shall not be misleading.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (6), every mixed feed designed for a unique species or class of livestock shall have as part of the name or in direct association with it the name of the species or class of livestock and the purpose for which it is intended.

  • (2) Micro-premixes, facilitating agents, feed preservatives and other feeds that are not designed for unique species or classes of livestock shall have as part of the name or in direct association with it a general nutritive classification such as “Vitamin A, D, E Premix” or “prémélange de vitamines A, D et E” or a general functional classification such as “Antioxidant” or “antioxydant” acceptable to the Director.

  • (3) Where the word “growing” or “croissance”, “laying” or “ponte”, “breeder” or “reproduction” or other similar word is used as part of the name of a feed and the feed is intended for chickens, the name is not required to have as part of its name the kind of livestock for which it is intended.

  • (4) Where the word “dairy” or “laitier” is used as part of the name of a feed and the feed is intended for lactating dairy cows, the name is not required to have as part of its name the kind of livestock for which it is intended.

  • (5) Where a feed is a premix or supplement formulated for a unique species but may be used for more than one purpose, the feed name shall indicate each purpose for which the feed is intended or the feed name shall include the word “Multipurpose” or the words “à usages multiples” and the directions for use of the feed shall indicate each purpose for which the feed is promoted or intended to be used.

  • (6) Where a feed is a mineral feed, the feed shall have as part of its name or in direct association with it the name of each kind of livestock for which it is intended.

  • (7) Where a feed is identical as to kind with another feed of the same manufacturer but is guaranteed to contain a different level of protein from the other feed, the brand of the feed shall be different from the brand of the other feed or the percentage of protein content of the feed shall form part of the name of the feed.

  • (8) Where a feed is a micro-premix or a macro-premix, the word “premix” or “prémélange” shall form part of the name of the feed and, where a feed is a supplement, the word “supplement” or “supplément” shall form part of the name of the feed.

Units of Measurements Shown on Labels

  • SOR/90-73, s. 12(F);
  • SOR/95-246, s. 1.

Packaging

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) every package of feed that contains from 5 kg to 50 kg of feed shall contain either 5 kg, 10 kg, 20 kg, 25 kg, 40 kg or 50 kg of such feed.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) packages of feed shipped to a manufacturer of feed if the feed is not to be resold in those packages;

    • (b) packages that contain a net quantity of 36 kg of crushed or crimped unhulled oats, brewers dried grains, oyster shell, clam shell or any feed material purported or commonly considered to be a source of calcium, calcium and grit, phosphorus or phosphorus and calcium;

    • (c) packages used by a retailer for containing feed to be sold in bulk;

    • (d) packages that contain a macro-premix or micro-premix; or

    • (e) packages of feed authorized by the Director to be of a size different from those referred to in subsection (1) in order to facilitate

      • (i) the availability of feed in cases of emergency,

      • (ii) the test marketing of a feed in such package sizes as the manufacturer customarily manufactures and sells,

      • (iii) unit sizing of a package in which the directions for use indicate that the entire contents of the package are to be used to serve as an individual dose or portion or to prepare a lot or batch of feed, or

      • (iv) the manufacture and sale of feeds for which industrial equipment is not readily available to package the product in sizes referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall cease to be in force on January 1, 1994.

  • SOR/93-157, s. 2.

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 52]

Samples for Analysis

  •  (1) A sample of feed submitted by an inspector for analysis shall represent fairly the lot of feed from which the sample is taken and be of sufficient size to be satisfactory for analytical purposes.

  • (2) Where the feed to be analysed is in packages having a mass of more than 5 kg, approximately equal portions shall be taken from not less than five separate packages of the feed or, where the lot contains less than five packages, approximately equal portions shall be taken from each of the packages.

  • (3) Where the feed to be analysed is in bulk, approximately equal portions shall be taken from not less than five separate sections of the bulk.

  • (4) Where the feed to be analysed is in packages each having a mass of 5 kg or less, one unbroken package may constitute a sample.

  • (5) Where a portion of the feed that is to be analysed appears mouldy or otherwise damaged in a manner to affect its suitability for feeding purposes, separate samples may be taken of the undamaged portion and the damaged portion.

Detentions

  •  (1) Any article seized pursuant to section 9 of the Act may be detained by an inspector at any place by attaching a detention tag to the article or to any part of it.

  • (2) Where an article is detained pursuant to subsection (1), an inspector shall deliver or mail a notice of detention to its owner or to the person in possession of it.

  • (3) No person shall alter or remove a detention tag or sell or move any detained article unless an inspector gives written authorization to the person to do so.

  • (4) Where an article is released from detention, an inspector shall deliver or mail a notice of release to its owner or to the person in possession of it.

  • (5) Any article forfeited under section 9 of the Act shall be disposed of in the following manner:

    • (a) in the case of a feed that is fit for consumption by livestock, it shall be

      • (i) sold and the proceeds deposited to the credit of the Receiver General, or

      • (ii) donated to a charitable institution;

    • (b) in the case of a feed that is not fit for consumption by livestock, it shall be disposed of in a safe manner; and

    • (c) in the case of an article other than a feed, it shall be sold and the proceeds deposited to the credit of the Receiver General.

  • SOR/92-585, s. 2;
  • SOR/94-683, s. 2.
 
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