Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 (SOR/90-288)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2014-06-13. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/98-133, s. 7]

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 79]

Official Seals and Official Tags

  •  (1) No person shall remove or alter an official seal or official tag applied by or under the authority of an inspector unless authorized to do so by an inspector.

  • (2) Any food animal, meat product or other thing being held on the instructions of an inspector shall not be handled or used in any way without the permission of an inspector.

Laboratory Examination

  •  (1) An operator or an importer shall, at the request of an inspector and without charge, provide the inspector, for laboratory examination, with samples of a meat product or any ingredient or additive used or to be used in the preparation of a meat product or any other material used or to be used in connection with a meat product.

  • (2) Reports on the results of a laboratory examination referred to in subsection (1) shall be made available, on request, to the operator or importer who provided the sample.

  •  (1) Where, in the course of the inspection of a meat product or any ingredient or additive referred to in subsection 131(1), a laboratory examination is conducted on the meat product, the applicable official method registered with the Director shall be used.

  • (2) The Director shall provide any person, on request, with a copy of an official method referred to in subsection (1).

Seizure and Detention

 Where an inspector seizes and detains a meat product or other thing pursuant to section 15 of the Act, the inspector shall attach a detention tag to that meat product or other thing in a prominent place.

 An inspector shall, after detaining a meat product or other thing in accordance with section 133, forthwith deliver or mail a notice of detention

  • (a) to the person having the care or custody of the meat product or other thing at the place where it was seized and to the person having the care or custody of the meat product or other thing at the place where it is being detained;

  • (b) to the owner of the meat product or other thing that was seized or to the owner’s agent; and

  • (c) where a detained meat product or other thing is removed from the place where it was seized to another place in accordance with subsection 14(2) or 15(2) of the Act, to the person having the care or custody of the meat product or other thing at that other place.

  •  (1) A meat product or other thing seized and detained under section 15 of the Act shall be detained, at the owner’s expense, under storage conditions appropriate to the preservation of the meat product or other thing.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 16(1)(a) of the Act, an inspector may require that a meat product or other thing seized and detained under section 15 of the Act be presented for inspection in a registered establishment, within the time period specified therefor in the notice of detention, in order to determine whether the provisions of the Act and these Regulations have been complied with.

 For the purposes of paragraph 16(1)(b) of the Act, the longer period after which any meat product or other thing shall not be detained is 180 days.

 Where an inspector determines that a detained meat product or other thing conforms to the requirements of the Act and these Regulations, the inspector shall release the meat product or other thing and shall deliver or mail one copy of a notice of release to each of the persons to whom a copy of the notice of detention referred to in section 134 was delivered or mailed.

 
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