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Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2020-02-20. Previous Versions

PART XIVeterinary Biologics (continued)

[SOR/95-54, s. 4(F)]

Establishment Licence and Product Licence (continued)

 Subject to section 127, every applicant for a product licence shall include with his application the material and information referred to in subsection 122(1).

 Where the Minister has issued a product licence to a person, he may issue a product licence to such person in any subsequent year and that person is exempt from any of the requirements of subsection 122(1) as the Minister may specify.

Requirements of Operation in a Licensed Establishment

  •  (1) No person shall prepare, manufacture, preserve, pack, label, store or test a veterinary biologic in a licensed establishment unless

    • (a) the establishment and the equipment therein is sound in construction, clean, in good repair and equipped with means to maintain it in a sanitary condition;

    • (b) the area immediately adjacent to the establishment is clean and protected against the incursion of animals;

    • (c) animal wastes, effluents from processing or testing, contaminated matter and dead animals are decontaminated before being removed or discharged from the establishment;

    • (d) the floors and walls of every room and area in which a veterinary biologic is prepared, manufactured, preserved or tested are of a hard finish suitable for cleaning;

    • (e) the establishment has drainage, plumbing and sewerage that are

      • (i) adequate to handle all wastes, and

      • (ii) equipped with suitable traps and vents;

    • (f) the establishment has dressing rooms, lavatories and showers that are

      • (i) adequate in size and equipment for the number of persons using them, and

      • (ii) well lighted and ventilated to the outside;

    • (g) eating rooms, if provided, are separate from, and do not lead directly into, any room used for preparing, manufacturing, preserving, storing, testing, packing or labelling a veterinary biologic;

    • (h) rooms or areas are provided, where required, that are capable of being maintained at a uniform and constant temperature within any desired range and are equipped with thermometers that provide a continuous permanent record of temperature;

    • (i) means are provided for warning of any failure of power or equipment or any change in the required temperature;

    • (j) rooms, areas and equipment are provided, where required, that are capable of being maintained free of air-borne contaminants to any desired degree and preventing the escape of micro-organisms therefrom;

    • (k) animals being used in a testing program or for any special purpose are segregated from all animals not being used in such program or for such purpose;

    • (l) a separate room is provided for animals being examined or tested

      • (i) ante mortem, and

      • (ii) post mortem; and

    • (m) every person employed therein is qualified to perform the task assigned to him.

  • (2) Every holder of a licence issued under these Regulations shall without delay inform the Minister of any change or addition to the material or information furnished to the Minister for the purpose of obtaining the licence.

  • (3) Every person employed in a licensed establishment shall

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 73]

    • (b) be immunized against diseases likely to be encountered therein; and

    • (c) wear clothing and use equipment adequate to protect him against all hazards likely to be encountered therein.

  • (4) Unless otherwise permitted by a veterinary inspector, no veterinary biologic shall be tested in a licensed establishment except in a separate room or building that is used exclusively for testing veterinary biologics.

  • (5) No diagnostic examination or procedure involving the use of

    • (a) a dead or diseased animal,

    • (b) diseased animal matter, or

    • (c) an unidentified culture of micro-organisms, fungi or moulds

    shall be conducted in a licensed establishment except in a room or area separate from and not leading into any room or area used for preparing, manufacturing, preserving, storing or testing a veterinary biologic.

  • (6) Unless otherwise permitted by a veterinary inspector, no research or experimentation shall be conducted in a licensed establishment except in a room or area separate from and not leading into any room or area used for preparing, manufacturing, preserving, storing or testing a veterinary biologic.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 73
  • SOR/2002-438, ss. 13(F), 18(F)
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 59
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 18(F)
  •  (1) Every holder of a product licence shall

    • (a) keep and make available for inspection by a veterinary inspector records with respect to the preparation, manufacture, preservation, storage, testing, sale and distribution of every veterinary biologic manufactured under the product licence and any diluent to be used therewith; and

    • (b) furnish the Minister with such samples of the veterinary biologic as the Minister may require from time to time.

  • (2) Every record referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall be retained by the licensee for at least two years following the expiration date of the veterinary biologic to which it relates.

  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 18(F)

 No person shall sell a veterinary biologic or any diluent to be used therewith if the veterinary biologic or diluent has been prepared, manufactured, preserved, packed, labelled or tested otherwise than in the manner described in the product outline.

  • SOR/80-516, s. 12
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)

 Every veterinary biologic imported, sold, advertised or offered for sale in Canada shall be stored at a temperature between 2°C and 7°C unless otherwise stated in the product outline or the labelling.

  • SOR/80-428, s. 9
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)

 Where the Minister is satisfied from tests of a veterinary biologic, or otherwise, that a veterinary biologic is unsafe to use, is likely to cause communicable disease in animals or is contaminated or ineffective, he may, by order, prohibit the importation, manufacture, sale or distribution of the veterinary biologic.

  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)
  •  (1) Where an emergency exists with respect to the availability of and need for a veterinary biologic, the Minister may exempt that veterinary biologic from the application of any of the provisions of these Regulations during the period of the emergency.

  • (2) An exemption referred to in subsection (1) shall be in writing and shall state the veterinary biologic that is exempted, the provision or provisions of these Regulations from which it is exempted and the reasons for that exemption.

  • (3) The Minister may at any time cancel the exemption referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/82-590, s. 7
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)
  •  (1) No person shall import, sell, advertise or offer for sale a veterinary biologic unless it is packed and labelled in accordance with these Regulations.

  • (2) All information required by section 134 to be shown on the label of a veterinary biologic

    • (a) shall be clearly and prominently displayed on the label; and

    • (b) shall be readily visible by a purchaser under the customary conditions of purchase and use.

  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every veterinary biologic sold, advertised or offered for sale in Canada shall carry a label on or attached to every container in which the veterinary biologic is packed.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a single dose of a killed veterinary biologic packed in a ready to use syringe if the syringe is in a sealed pouch that carries a label.

  • (3) Every veterinary biologic imported into Canada shall carry a label on or attached to every outer container and shipping container.

  • SOR/80-428, s. 10
  • SOR/2002-438, ss. 14(F), 18(F)
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