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Maple Products Regulations (C.R.C., c. 289)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-01-14. Previous Versions

PART I.1Registered Establishments (continued)

Cancellation of Registration

  •  (1) The Director may cancel the registration of a registered establishment where

    • (a) the operator has not implemented the required corrective measures within the 30-day period following the day on which the registration was suspended or within any longer period of time allowed under subsection (1.1);

    • (b) there is a change in ownership that involves a change of management of the establishment; or

    • (c) the application for registration contains false or misleading information.

  • (1.1) If it is not possible for the operator to implement the required corrective measures within 30 days, the Director shall, on the request of the operator, allow the operator a longer period of time that is adequate to implement those measures.

  • (2) No registration shall be cancelled under subsection (1) unless

    • (a) the operator was advised of an opportunity to be heard in respect of the cancellation and was given that opportunity; and

    • (b) a notice of cancellation of registration was delivered to the operator.

    • (c) and (d) [Repealed, SOR/2002-68, s. 8]

  • SOR/91-371, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-68, s. 8

Surrender of Certificate of Registration

 Where the registration of an establishment has been suspended or cancelled, the operator of the establishment shall immediately surrender the certificate of registration to an inspector.

  • SOR/91-371, s. 4
  • SOR/97-302, s. 4
  •  (1) In every packing plant

    • (a) the land and buildings comprising the plant,

    • (b) the lavatories, dressing rooms and washrooms in the plant, and

    • (c) all containers used in the plant

    shall be clean and sanitary.

  • (2) Every packing plant shall be so designed and constructed that

    • (a) no odours or fumes from any lavatory, sink or cesspool will pervade any room or area in which maple products are prepared, packed or stored; and

    • (b) no maple product will come in contact with anything in the plant that might injuriously affect its quality.

  • (3) No person who is suffering from a communicable disease, is a known carrier of a communicable disease or has an infected wound or open lesion shall work in any area of a packing plant where there is a danger of contaminating maple products or maple product contact surfaces with micro-organisms of public health significance.

  • (3.1) Every person engaged in handling or processing maple products shall maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness while on duty and wear and keep clean appropriate clothing including suitable hair covering in order to prevent contamination of maple products.

  • (4) No person shall smoke or chew tobacco in any part of a packing plant in which maple products are prepared.

  • (5) All equipment used in the operations of a sugar bush operator who prepares and grades maple products shall be clean and sanitary.

  • SOR/83-424, s. 2
  • SOR/85-264, s. 3

 All maple products that are prepared or graded in a packing plant shall be prepared, packed and stored in a sanitary manner.

PART IIPacking

 Maple syrup shall be packed as required by this Part as a condition to application or use of a grade name in respect of that syrup.

  •  (1) Every container that is

    • (a) marked with a grade name, or

    • (b) shipped outside the province in which it was produced

    shall be clean and sound.

  • (2) Every container

    • (a) of maple syrup that

      • (i) has a capacity of five litres or less, and

      • (ii) is marked with a grade name, and

    • (b) of maple sugar that

      • (i) has a capacity of five kilograms or less, and

      • (ii) is exported out of Canada or sent or conveyed from one province to another

    shall be new.

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, SOR/2015-78, s. 1]

  • (5) For the purposes of this section, the net quantity of maple syrup in a container shall be determined by the method described in Schedule V.

  • (6) Every container of maple syrup marked with a grade name or every container of maple sugar shall

    • (a) be filled to at least 90 per cent of its capacity; and

    • (b) contain at least the net quantity of maple syrup or maple sugar that is marked on its label.

  • (7) Every container of maple syrup shall be capable of being securely closed by means of a screw-cap, friction lid or hermetically sealed lid, bung or similar device.

  • (8) and (9) [Revoked, SOR/81-577, s. 4]

  • SOR/81-577, s. 4
  • SOR/92-497, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-297, s. 5
  • SOR/2015-78, s. 1

PART IIIMarkings

 Maple syrup shall be marked as required by this Part as a condition to the application or use of a grade name in respect of that syrup.

  •  (1) Every container of maple syrup that is graded under these Regulations shall bear a label marked

    • (a) with the words “maple syrup”;

    • (b) with the grade name on the same panel as the name of the product and in letters of a size set out in Schedule IV;

    • (c) in the case of maple syrup that is “Canada Grade A”, with the name of the colour class in English and French;

    • (d) with the net quantity expressed in litres or, if less than one litre, in millilitres;

    • (e) with

      • (i) the name and address of the sugar bush establishment, the packing establishment or the maple syrup shipper establishment, or

      • (ii) the name and address of the first dealer and the registration number of the packing establishment; and

    • (f) with the lot number or the production code.

  • (2) Where the area of the principal display surface of a label is that set out in Column I of an item of Schedule IV, letters with the minimum height set out in Column II of the item shall be used.

  • (3) Every container of a maple product, other than maple syrup, that is shipped in interprovincial or international trade shall bear a label marked

    • (a) with the name of the contents;

    • (b) with the net quantity expressed in kilograms or, if less than one kilogram, in grams; and

    • (c) with

      • (i) the name and address of the sugar bush establishment or the packing establishment, or

      • (ii) the name and address of the first dealer and the registration number of the packing establishment.

  • SOR/91-371, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-297, s. 6

PART IVInspection and Grading Services

  •  (1) A person who wishes to have maple products inspected or graded shall

    • (a) make a request to an inspector at least 24 hours before the service is required or, if there is no inspector in the area, at the nearest inspection office at least 48 hours before the service is required;

    • (b) present the maple products at a place and time designated by an inspector;

    • (c) make all maple products from which samples will be drawn by the inspector readily accessible and ensure that they are in a condition suitable for inspection or grading;

    • (d) be available to assist the inspector, or designate an employee on the premises who will be available to assist the inspector, to open and close the containers and provide such other assistance as the inspector may request in order to provide the service;

    • (e) indicate the grade names and colour class, if any, proposed to be placed on the containers, where the maple products are unlabelled at the time they are presented;

    • (f) indicate whether a certificate of inspection will be required; and

    • (g) pay the applicable fee prescribed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, in accordance with the conditions of payment set out in that Notice.

  • (2) An inspector shall, on the written request of a person who has a financial interest in maple products that were inspected or graded under these Regulations, provide the person with a copy of the certificate of inspection.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2000-183, s. 13]

  • SOR/97-302, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 13
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 3
 
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