Quarantine Regulations

Version of section 25 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-12-11:

  •  (1) This section applies to conveyances arriving in Canada, from a place outside Canada and goods or cargo found therein.

  • (2) Conveyances, goods and cargo may be cleansed by

    • (a) disinfecting,

    • (b) disinfesting, or

    • (c) de-ratting,

    as, in the opinion of the quarantine officer, the circumstances require.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (9) of this section and paragraph 7(1)(b) of the Act, where there is no practicable method of cleansing an article or substance, it shall be burned.

  • (4) Any part of a conveyance may be disinfected by washing with a phenolic germicidal detergent.

  • (5) Goods and cargo or any portion thereof may be disinfected by

    • (a) washing with a phenolic germicidal detergent;

    • (b) steam under pressure where it is practicable; or

    • (c) the vaporization of formaldehyde.

  • (6) Water and containers thereof that are, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, contaminated may be disinfected with a chlorine solution.

  • (7) Baggage of a person and personal articles including clothing, bedding or linen may be disinfected by

    • (a) washing with a phenolic germicidal detergent, or

    • (b) steam under pressure where it is practicable,

    unless the articles would be damaged by washing or steaming, in which case they may be disinfected by the vaporization of formaldehyde.

  • (8) Cooking and eating utensils may be disinfected by

    • (a) washing and immersion in boiling water;

    • (b) immersion in a chlorine bath; or

    • (c) steam under pressure.

  • (9) Any food or beverage may be cleansed where practicable, but where such food or beverage cannot, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, be kept safe for use, it shall be removed from the conveyance for disposal under the supervision of a quarantine officer.

  • (10) Waste matter that is, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, contaminated shall be disinfected with a formaldehyde solution before it is discharged or unloaded.

  • (11) Any part of a conveyance or the goods and cargo therein that, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, is contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with smallpox may be cleansed by the vaporization of formaldehyde.

  • (12) Any conveyance or part thereof or any goods or cargo that are infested by insects shall be disinfected with a spray or powder containing an agent or agents approved for such purpose by a quarantine officer.

  • (13) Any conveyance found to be infested by rodents shall be de-ratted under the supervision of a quarantine officer.

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