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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-04-15. Previous Versions

PART XIIIPermits and Licences

Form and Conditions

  •  (1) Any application for a permit or licence required under the Act shall be in a form approved by the Minister.

  • (1.1) The Minister shall issue a permit or licence required under the Act if the Minister determines that the activity for which the permit or licence is issued would not, or would not be likely to, result in the introduction into or spread within Canada of a vector, disease or toxic substance or its introduction into another country from Canada.

  • (1.2) A permit or licence issued by the Minister under these Regulations may be issued as a general permit or licence to owners or persons having the possession, care or control of an animal or thing for which the permit or licence is issued.

  • (2) Any permit or licence required under the Act shall

    • (a) be in a form approved by the Minister; and

    • (b) contain such conditions as are necessary to prevent the introduction of communicable disease into Canada or into any other country from Canada and the spread of communicable disease within Canada.

  • (3) The Minister may cancel or suspend a permit or licence issued under the Act if he or she has reason to believe that

    • (a) any condition under which the permit or licence was issued or any condition contained in the permit or licence has not been complied with;

    • (b) any provision of the Act or these Regulations has not been complied with; or

    • (c) failure to do so could result in the introduction into or spread within Canada of a vector, disease or toxic substance or its introduction into another country from Canada.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 34
  • SOR/92-23, s. 3
  • SOR/92-650, s. 4
  • SOR/93-159, s. 17
  • SOR/95-475, s. 4(F)
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 17
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 19
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 60
  • SOR/2017-94, s. 14
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 14

 Every person who is subject to a permit or licence issued under the Act shall comply with the conditions contained in the permit or licence.

  • SOR/93-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 15

Issue of Licences by an Inspector

  •  (1) An inspector may issue a licence authorizing the marketing, selling, disposing, exposing for sale or transporting of animals or things affected with or suffering from or suspected of being affected with or suffering from infectious or contagious disease.

  • (2) A licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) may state how, when and where animals or things affected with or suffering from or suspected of being affected with or suffering from infectious or contagious disease may be marketed, sold, disposed of, exposed for sale or transported.

  • (3) A licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) is valid only when used by the person to whom it is issued.

  • (4) No person shall sell or transfer a licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) to any other person.

  • SOR/78-597, s. 16

Amendment

 The Minister may, whether on his or her own initiative or on the application of the holder, amend a permit or licence issued under the Act if the amendment is made as the result of new information, or a change in circumstance, that has been brought to the Minister’s attention and does not increase the risk of the introduction into or spread within Canada of a vector, disease or toxic substance or its introduction into another country from Canada.

  • SOR/2019-99, s. 16

PART XIVFood for Ruminants, Livestock and Poultry, Rendering Plants, Fertilizers and Fertilizer Supplements

[SOR/2006-147, s. 20]

Prohibited Material

  •  (1) In this Part, prohibited material means anything that is, or that contains any, protein that originated from a mammal, other than

    • (a) a porcine or equine;

    • (b) milk or products of milk;

    • (c) gelatin derived exclusively from hides or skins or products of gelatin derived exclusively from hides or skins;

    • (d) blood or products of blood; or

    • (e) rendered fats, derived from ruminants, that contain no more than 0.15% insoluble impurities or their products.

  • (2) Prohibited material that has been treated in a manner approved by the Minister to inactivate the agents that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies is no longer prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 21
  •  (1) A person who identifies prohibited material by means of adding to it a marker or tracer substance that has been approved by the Minister in the manner specified in that approval, is not required to keep the records referred to in subsections 165(2) and 166(2) and section 171.

  • (2) Every person who identifies prohibited material in accordance with subsection (1) shall maintain a record of the manner in which the marker or tracer substance was added to the prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4

Feeding Prohibited Material to a Ruminant.

 No person shall feed prohibited material to a ruminant.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4

Rendering Plants

  •  (1) No person shall operate a rendering plant unless the person does so under a permit issued in accordance with section 160.

  • (1.1) No person who operates a rendering plant shall manufacture a prohibited material on the same premises as material not prohibited from being fed to ruminants without having dedicated manufacturing lines, equipment and conveyances to prevent the mixing or contamination of material not prohibited from being fed to ruminants with or by prohibited material.

  • (2) Every person who operates a rendering plant shall keep a record of

    • (a) the date of production of all products of the rendering plant;

    • (b) whether or not any product of the rendering plant is, or contains any, prohibited material;

    • (c) the name, and quantity of, and any other information that is sufficient to identify, the products of the rendering plant; and

    • (d) the name and address of any person to whom any product of the rendering plant is distributed or sold and the information referred to in paragraph (c) with respect to that product.

  • (3) The records that are required by subsection (2) to be kept by a person who operates a rendering plant shall be kept by that person for 10 years from the date the requirement arises.

  • (4) No person who operates a rendering plant shall distribute or sell any product of the rendering plant that contains prohibited material unless the documentation required by these Regulations relating to the product and any label on any packaging or container containing the product is marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with the following statement:

    “Feeding this product to cattle, sheep, deer or other ruminants is illegal and is subject to fines or other punishment under the Health of Animals Act./Il est interdit d’en nourrir les boeufs, moutons, cerfs et autres ruminants et des amendes ou autres peines sont prévues à cet égard par la Loi sur la santé des animaux.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 22
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 8

Importation of Products of Rendering Plants

  •  (1) No person shall import any product of a rendering plant unless the person does so under a permit issued in accordance with section 160.

  • (2) Every person who imports or has the possession, care or control of any product of a rendering plant shall keep for 10 years a record of

    • (a) the name and address of the rendering plant and the date of production of the product;

    • (b) the name and address of the exporter;

    • (c) the name, lot number and quantity of the product and any other information that is sufficient to identify the product;

    • (d) the name and address of any person to whom any product is distributed or sold and the information referred to in paragraph (c) with respect to that product; and

    • (e) whether or not the product is, or contains any, prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 23
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 9

Importation or Sale of Products of Rendering Plants

 No person who imports or has the possession, care or control of a product of a rendering plant shall sell or distribute the product unless the documentation required by these Regulations relating to the product and any label on any packaging or container containing the product is marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with the statement referred to in subsection 165(4).

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4
  • SOR/2009-220, s. 4
 
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